Singer Demi Lovato thinks the trend for big gender-reveal parties for upcoming parents is blatantly transphobic.
She shared an Instagram post yesterday, originally shared by transgender rights activist Alok Vaid-Menon, in which she said she wanted to shed light on a “belief system that presumes non-trans people to be more ‘natural’ than trans people.”
The explainer states that it is “both insincere and incorrect to pretend that gender reveal parties are not transphobic.”
“You can’t have your proverb pink-and-blue binary cake and eat it too”
“This is not about political correctness, it’s just … correct,” the post adds. “We condemn gender reveals not because of our identity, but because of reality.”
“Gender reveals are based on the illusion that genitals = gender and that there are only two options ‘boy or girl’,” the post continued.
“This definition erases the fact that there are boys with vaginas and girls with penises and that there are people who are neither boys nor girls. The idea that sex is based on genitalia is inconsistent with science.”