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Gender reveal parties have resulted in several tragedies, and The Doctors welcome Dr. Carly Gieseler to discuss why some of these celebrations have become so extreme.
Recently, a gender reveal party in California was reportedly the cause of a major wildfire that burned more 12,000 acres. The Professor of Gender Studies at CUNY York College explains the trend can be traced back to 2008 and while these parties were initially intimate gatherings, they have ballooned and become huge social media events.
She explains many parents-to-be feel pressure to make their parties more extreme and more extravagant, which can lead to devastating events like the recent wildfire.
Despite the issues associated with some of these gender reveal parties, the professor expects the trend -- which provides people with a sense of community and togetherness -- to continue. She hopes the parties that have resulted in devastation will serve as a cautionary tale for parents looking to celebrate.
Dr. Gieseler also notes these parties, which most often use blue and pink to announce the child's gender, work to reinforce gender stereotypes, and disregard gender fluidity. She hopes a more progressive approach to the celebration of a new life can be adopted when celebrating a new addition to their family.