Gender reveals are pretty stupid. It’s true. We aren’t sorry for saying that. Even when they don’t end horribly or involve the use of an animal — which PETA would certainly find objectionable — they are pointless. The parties don’t reveal gender, they reveal the sex that will be assigned at birth, which is a pretty boring reason to throw a party. And apparently this week, the supposed creator of the genre has come out to say as much.
“A weird thing came up on Twitter, so I figured I’d share here,” Jenna Karvunidis, the woman behind the High Gloss and Sauce blog wrote on her Facebook. “Someone remembered it was me who ‘invented’ the gender reveal party. I had written about my party on my blog and a parenting forum in July 2008.” Karvunidis was subsequently interviewed by The Bump magazine and the idea spread, turning into a phenom ending in forest fires and the like, as well as “more emphasis on gender than has ever been necessary for a baby.” Someone put a huge dick on a baby doll for a party you guys! It’s out of hand.
She goes on: “Who cares what gender the baby is? I did at the time because we didn’t live in 2019 and didn’t know what we know now — that assigning focus on gender at birth leaves out so much of their potential and talents that have nothing to do with what’s between their legs.” See, even the creator has come around. So stop making your damn cakes and lasagna and other pastel colored mess!
Karvunidis went further, explaining what was possibly a contributing factor in this revelation. “PLOT TWIST, the world’s first gender-reveal party baby is a girl who wears suits!” she wrote, referring to her daughter Bianca, who is 10-years-old now. A pioneering young girl who shirks society’s meritless ideas about what girls should wear and look like? We have to stan.