This Burner couple torched a little Burning Man for their 'gender reveal' video


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/12/18/this-burner-couple-torched-a-l.html


#2

That no person was hurt made my day.


#3

So, we’re still super-cool with conflating sex and gender? Cool cool cool.


#4

A California thing?


#5

I’m more insulted, for the kids, by this than the Danish choir pepper thing.


#6

This exactly. Sex is fake, gender is just made up.


#7

? I’ve literally never heard that before. Complicated, sure, but everything I’ve heard is that chromosomal sex is pretty real.


#8

“…and then we burned you in effigy to tell everyone what color your bits make you. Because we love you, son.”


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#10

What a missed opportunity.
They could have named him Will.


#11


(cued to relevant bit)


#12

kinda sad and awkward but hey, they got to burn something


#13

I want to say who gives a shit about the sex/gender of their unborn child but that’s obviously the problem. It’s not that “it should be a surprise,” it’s that it shouldn’t be meaningful.


#14

I feel like a gender reveal party is just a bit too conforming and conventional for burners. Unless they are trying for some kind of normcore performance. You know, to be ironic.


#15

Personally, I’m more comfortable with that than with the proliferation of the use of “super”


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