Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Cosmopolitan: What's Wrong with Gender-Reveal Parties--Celebrating a Baby's Biological Sex Reinforces Negative Notions of Male and Female

By Cosmopolitan, July 09, 2017

A few weeks ago, I waddled across a backyard in suburban Pennsylvania with a ping pong ball between my knees. After 20 feet, a woman I've never met snapped photos of me squatting over a metal saucepan. I opened my legs and released the ball, which tinged off the edge of the pot and bounced into the grass. The group of women behind me let out a collective "Nooo!" and applauded my effort. I was the last member of a relay team in a game called Tinkle in the Pot, which pokes fun at an expectant mother's near-constant urge to pee..

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