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Tumblr Feminism: So Stupid It Hurts

Posted on | November 14, 2017 | No Comments

Tumblr Feminist 1:

The way some of these people defend gender reveal parties, they talk like it’s a centuries long tradition and not something made up in the last decade in reaction against gay + trans people gaining positive social visibility

Tumblr Feminist 2:

it’s absurd how quickly it’s been normalized!

Ask yourself, what gave rise to “gender reveal parties”?

Answer: Prenatal ultrasound, which since the 1980s has become a routine method of determining the sex (not “gender”) of children (not “fetuses”) before they are born. It was impossible to have a “gender reveal” party prior to the widespread use of ultrasound technology, because parents didn’t know whether it was a boy or a girl until it was born.

Where do these Tumblr feminists get the idea that “gender reveal parties” were “made up . . . in reaction against” LGBT “social visibility”? What kind of warped self-referential paranoia does this express?

 

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