Ending the scourge of gender-reveal parties (1 Viewer)

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At least two large wildfires have now been started by gender-reveal parties. People have died over gender-reveal explosions gone-wrong. How did we get here? What does this say about us as people? Are we that needy that this oddly celebrated “life event” needs to involve shooting things into the air, or blowing stuff up?

Even if you accept the idea that it’s fun and memorable to share this moment that has historically not been a thing people did with a party, how did we go from ‘seeing what color the cake is’ to ‘aerial incendiaries’? Are people that forking needy?

I think this needs a PSA campaign, sort of like ‘give a hoot, don’t pollute’ - any ideas?



 

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I dont see why it would've been so difficult to tell your close family members, co-workers, relatives this sort of announcement at your home or since there's a pandemic going on, invite some people over, tell them to wear masks at all times and stay at least 6 feet away from each other and if they dont follow them, kindly invite them to leave or scold them firmly but politely. Use the butt crevasse, GTFU NOW approach only as a last-second measure.
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At least two large wildfires have now been started by gender-reveal parties. People have died over gender-reveal explosions gone-wrong. How did we get here? What does this say about us as people? Are we that needy that this oddly celebrated “life event” needs to involve shooting things into the air, or blowing stuff up?

Even if you accept the idea that it’s fun and memorable to share this moment that has historically not been a thing people did with a party, how did we go from ‘seeing what color the cake is’ to ‘aerial incendiaries’? Are people that forking needy?

I think this needs a PSA campaign, sort of like ‘give a hoot, don’t pollute’ - any ideas?




The thing I don't get is why it's such a big deal? I mean, are you not going to love the kid if it's one gender or another? What is there to celebrate really? Modern conceptions of being binary aside, there are only two choices. It was always going to be one or the other and, in the end it doesn't matter which one it is.
 

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The thing I don't get is why it's such a big deal? I mean, are you not going to love the kid if it's one gender or another? What is there to celebrate really? Modern conceptions of being binary aside, there are only two choices. It was always going to be one or the other and, in the end it doesn't matter which one it is.
This can be said about any trivial thing anyone does that brings them enjoyment.
It can be said about celebrating a football team winning a game.
 

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This can be said about any trivial thing anyone does that brings them enjoyment.
It can be said about celebrating a football team winning a game.
Yeah, but for something like football, it's the process that gets you there that is exciting. It's the number of years and amount of money you have spent supporting that team that has built up to the point of the win. Is anyone really a "fan" of their child being one gender or the other? I mean, I guess some people want one or the other, but I don't really think people get pissed if their side loses and want to fire the sperm coach.

In short, this isn't winning or losing. It's just finding out a biological fact (again, ignoring modern conceptions for sake of no argument). If people want to celebrate it or reveal gender in some dramatic way, I don't really care. But, it does appear that it's apparently been getting out of hand and becoming dangerous. And, I hope people I know don't expect me to participate in such nonsense. And FWIW, I've never been to any sort of gender reveal event and, to my knowledge, don't know anyone who has had one.
 

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Yeah, but for something like football, it's the process that gets you there that is exciting. It's the number of years and amount of money you have spent supporting that team that has built up to the point of the win. Is anyone really a "fan" of their child being one gender or the other? I mean, I guess some people want one or the other, but I don't really think people get pissed if their side loses and want to fire the sperm coach.
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This can be said about any trivial thing anyone does that brings them enjoyment.
It can be said about celebrating a football team winning a game.
Yeah, after thinking about it, I don't see why it's a problem to mark the occasion - it's actually a pretty meaningful moment for the most part.

But why the explosions, why the danger? Perhaps it's "toxic masculinity"?


 

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Yeah, after thinking about it, I don't see why it's a problem to mark the occasion - it's actually a pretty meaningful moment for the most part.

But why the explosions, why the danger? Perhaps it's "toxic masculinity"?


I think gender reveal parties are mostly women's ideas. I have yet to meet a man expecting a baby that wanted a gender reveal party. I've been to a few and on all occasions, we ended up in a group of men away from the crowd including the father-to-be questioning why all this time and money is being spent on it.
 

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I think gender reveal parties are mostly women's ideas. I have yet to meet a man expecting a baby that wanted a gender reveal party. I've been to a few and on all occasions, we ended up in a group of men away from the crowd including the father-to-be questioning why all this time and money is being spent on it.

Maybe the pyrotechnics, fire, and alligators are just the only way that women can get men to spend money on such an event?

I mean, I get having a party for your child. Hell, we had our daughter Baptised mostly because we thought it was a good excuse to have a party with friends and family and let everyone meet her, but I don't get the big productions for the actual gender reveal.
 

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I think gender reveal parties are mostly women's ideas. I have yet to meet a man expecting a baby that wanted a gender reveal party. I've been to a few and on all occasions, we ended up in a group of men away from the crowd including the father-to-be questioning why all this time and money is being spent on it.
I don't get it, especially if it's basically a 2nd shower. I have no problem with female-only or couple showers, or whatever you want to have to celebrate having a baby. I probably won't go to that either, but I just really don't see the point in making a big deal of what kind of package your kid has. Now if they would have a 'This one won't be an butt crevasse' party, I'd think that would be worthy of a celebration.
 

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I don't get it, especially if it's basically a 2nd shower. I have no problem with female-only or couple showers, or whatever you want to have to celebrate having a baby. I probably won't go to that either, but I just really don't see the point in making a big deal of what kind of package your kid has. Now if they would have a 'This one won't be an butt crevasse' party, I'd think that would be worthy of a celebration.
Yeah, I thought most of the point of baby showers was to celebrate that you are having a baby with family and friends. I don't see the point of a specific party to celebrate the kind of junk a kid is going to have. I can only assume this gender reveal stuff grew out of some baby shower game that turned into a thing.
 

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