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Rainbow Mafia Politicizes Gender-Reveal Parties

Posted by on Jul. 14, 2017 at 12:17 PM
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Rainbow Mafia Politicizes Gender-Reveal Parties

By Brian Mark Weber

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Is it a boy or a girl? It used to be such an innocent question. Now, mothers aren't just politically incorrect for throwing a gender-reveal baby shower; they're also considered by the Left to be a danger to their children. Even more troubling, the American medical community is starting to comply with the homosexual agenda.

Like everything else in the twisted ideology of progressivism, words no longer mean what they mean. Genderhas been co-opted so that it no longer has anything to do with one's anatomy. Instead, gender is a malleable political term describing how one feels about oneself, and it's used to advance a political and cultural agenda.

On the surface it seems innocent. It always does. The notion that we shouldn't force our children to think of themselves as boys or girls may seem harmless at first, but there's a broader objective: to completely alter the social structure of our civilization and to undermine our values.

As a society, we used to believe that failing to properly raise children as boys or girls was emotionally and psychologically damaging. Now the Left is successfully turning that thinking on its head.

In an article for Cosmopolitan magazine, Diane Stopyra opines, "My discomfort with the gender-reveal party goes beyond my standard objection to fanfare surrounding gestational markers — which is primarily that, because we don't celebrate non-pregnancy-related milestones with the same enthusiasm, we're reinforcing the archaic notion that a woman's value rests squarely in her ability to grow tiny humans. The issue with gender-reveal parties in particular is: Aren't they potentially damaging to said tiny humans?"

Nicole Russell responds in the Washington Examiner, "A social construct has attempted to hijack gender into becoming the political statement they want rather than the basic anatomy that it is. The author cites a professor who says these parties just give in to gender stereotypes — boys want to be sheriffs and girls wear pink — which is just a shame. Yet for all their politically correct fanfare, both the author and the professor cited are forgetting: Stereotypes surrounding gender arose for a reason. Boys and girls often gravitate towards certain toys and behaviors because of their gender. That's been going on for centuries."

Russell is right. Gender-reveal parties don't force boys to become firefighters or push girls to become teachers (or, God forbid, mothers). Boys naturally gravitate toward professions that are suited to their gender, but leftists want us to believe that a male construction worker is somehow the victim of child abuse because his parents allowed his gender to go unchecked.

Not that long ago, most Americans would think it laughable to suggest that a baby shower, er, gender-reveal party, is sinister and damaging to the fabric of our society. But this view is becoming more commonplace as the Left continues its total war on our culture.

If we accept this view, then women who value their ability to have children, let alone celebrate it, are not merely victims of an archaic societal structure but are responsible for inflicting psychological harm on their children. Progressives want mothers to look with disdain at their natural ability to give birth and to reject any parental influence as a threat to their child's development.

And this movement goes far beyond politics. It's also aided and abetted by the medical community. According to an official American Medical Association statement, "Acknowledging that individuals' gender and sexual identities do not always fit neatly into binary paradigms, delegates to the 2017 AMA Annual Meeting in Chicago took several actions that support broadening how gender identity is defined within medicine and how transgender patients are treated by society."

Basically, the AMA is sanctioning transgenderism, even though there is plenty of evidence showing that transgender youth and adults experience emotional and psychological problems. Data reveals, for example, that adults who consider themselves transgender have much higher suicide rates.

That's right. Billy may not have to suffer through the "oppression" of getting a toy dump truck for his birthday, but down the road he's likely to face a wide range of complex and problematic thoughts and emotions. But not to worry; at least Billy's parents can sleep at night knowing they saved him from a life beset by the dangerous idea that he's a boy.

Years ago Hillary Clinton wrote, "It Takes a Village: And Other Lessons Children Teach Us," and progressives ever since have tried to diminish the roles that parents play in the lives of their children. Indeed, 20 years later it's even more clear that the progressive plan was to subvert the way we think about children and parenting. Sure, everyone within a village has a role. That's nothing new.

But the values of the village are often very different from those we want for our children. Indeed, some villagers are seeking to undermine nearly everything about child-rearing that we know to be best.

So go ahead and throw a gender-reveal party while you still can. But don't let the neighbors find out. If word gets out that you're celebrating motherhood and the gender of your child, the village idiots won't be pleased. And don't think for a second that they're not watching.

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Billiejeens
by The Librarian on Jul. 14, 2017 at 12:18 PM
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anxiousschk
by anxiouss on Jul. 14, 2017 at 12:22 PM
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Think of the conversations we could have if you could take the energy you put into finding these crazy articles on absurdly biased sites and direct into finding somewhat more balanced stories for us to discuss???

A girl can dream.  

Billiejeens
by The Librarian on Jul. 14, 2017 at 12:26 PM

Crazy articles on absurdly biased sites?

This part is from Cosmo -

In an article for Cosmopolitan magazine, Diane Stopyra opines, "My discomfort with the gender-reveal party goes beyond my standard objection to fanfare surrounding gestational markers — which is primarily that, because we don't celebrate non-pregnancy-related milestones with the same enthusiasm, we're reinforcing the archaic notion that a woman's value rests squarely in her ability to grow tiny humans. The issue with gender-reveal parties in particular is: Aren't they potentially damaging to said tiny humans?


Anything to discuss there?

Quoting anxiousschk:

Think of the conversations we could have if you could take the energy you put into finding these crazy articles on absurdly biased sites and direct into finding somewhat more balanced stories for us to discuss???

A girl can dream.  


12hellokitty
by Ruby Member on Jul. 14, 2017 at 12:29 PM

Many forms including birth certificates in some places have gone from using gender identifying terms mother and father to non gender parents. It won't be long before birth certificates stop recording the gender of the baby. 

anxiousschk
by anxiouss on Jul. 14, 2017 at 12:30 PM
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Well -- I wrote off Cosmo years ago, but for being stupid -- not for being biased.  

If they are publishing stuff like this, my opinion still stands.  

And yes, The Patriot Post is an absurdly biased site.  C'mon.  You know it.  

If people actually believe this nonsense, they need to go smoke a peace pipe, take a xanax or whatever one does to calm the hell down.  

Quoting Billiejeens:

Crazy articles on absurdly biased sites?

This part is from Cosmo -

In an article for Cosmopolitan magazine, Diane Stopyra opines, "My discomfort with the gender-reveal party goes beyond my standard objection to fanfare surrounding gestational markers — which is primarily that, because we don't celebrate non-pregnancy-related milestones with the same enthusiasm, we're reinforcing the archaic notion that a woman's value rests squarely in her ability to grow tiny humans. The issue with gender-reveal parties in particular is: Aren't they potentially damaging to said tiny humans?


Anything to discuss there?

Quoting anxiousschk:

Think of the conversations we could have if you could take the energy you put into finding these crazy articles on absurdly biased sites and direct into finding somewhat more balanced stories for us to discuss???

A girl can dream.  



Billiejeens
by The Librarian on Jul. 14, 2017 at 12:32 PM

Or the AMA's views?

Basically, the AMA is sanctioning transgenderism, even though there is plenty of evidence showing that transgender youth and adults experience emotional and psychological problems. Data reveals, for example, that adults who consider themselves transgender have much higher suicide rates.

Quoting anxiousschk:

Think of the conversations we could have if you could take the energy you put into finding these crazy articles on absurdly biased sites and direct into finding somewhat more balanced stories for us to discuss???

A girl can dream.  


PPCLC
by Lisa on Jul. 14, 2017 at 12:38 PM

*sigh "Rainbow Mafia?" 

Truth be known, back in my day of having babies and the last one was nearly 20 years ago, we didn't have gender reveal parties. We simply picked up a phone and called selective people (or told everyone we met depending on our mood lol) that we were having a boy or a girl. With our oldest Dd, we didn't know if she was either/or, and simply winged it.

Today, many new parents-to-be do these gender reveal parties. Cool idea for sure.

When you mix being PC into it, however, it can be for those who like myself who consistently feel out of the loop on most things modern left wondering if this is a party worth attending? NOT because of the new need to no longer attach a gender to a unborn child that some parents appear to be feeling, though I am still completely........confused....about that, I'll admit....but because PC is fast becoming over-the-top on some levels and annoying as hell.

LGAll65215
by on Jul. 14, 2017 at 12:41 PM
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There ARE more important issues in the world to worry about!
Let people do what THEY think is right for them.
It's not your business .
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LGAll65215
by on Jul. 14, 2017 at 12:43 PM
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Again--Patriot Post is full of narrow minded bigoted crap.
wamimsauthor
by Member on Jul. 14, 2017 at 12:52 PM
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This is ridiculous. Even if the child ends up being transgender the parents aren't going to know until the child is much older - certainly while it's not in the damn womb. And if the child is intersex (having both parts) I don't know if that can be seen before birth or not but I rather doubt parents are going to go around announcing that.


There are two genders. Period. If the dr saw a penis it's a boy. If the dr saw a vagina it's a girl. Personally I think these parties are stupid as hell but you know what? What parents want to do on their own is their own damn business.

I had a toy bulldozer when I was little. This was back in the 70s before it was 'cool' or expected that little girls play with things other than dolls. I also loved my barbies and my baby dolls.

It's RIDICULOUS.
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