Singer Demi Lovato is sounding off.
As reported by The Daily Wire, the star recently took to Instagram to speak on infantile issues of gender.
In a nine-page post, the fantastic vocalist ripped into a recent parental/social media trend.
According to Demi, gender reveal parties are “transphobic.”
She explained why activists haven’t taken a shine to the shindigs:
“This is not about political correctness, it’s just…correct. We condemn gender reveals not because of our identity, but because of reality.”
Demi pointed out, “Gender reveals are based on the illusion that genitals = gender and that there are only two options, ‘boy or girl.'”
The way she sees it, revealing a baby’s sex requires something, and it ain’t good:
“Gender reveals require not just the invalidation of transness, but the impossibility of transness.”
Furthermore, people shouldn’t make “the assumption…that the baby is cis.”
To do so would normalize the alleged binary nature of sex:
“Cisness is positioned as the default, and everyone else is understood as derivative of it. The idea goes: While we might ‘identify’ as trans now, we were ‘originally’ ‘born’ cis and we later ‘became’ trans. When in truth, everyone is just born. And we all become after the fact.”
Sometimes, traditions are wrong:
“Even though we might have grown accustomed to other people gendering us, that doesn’t make it right.”
She wants an adherence to what is actual:
“Gender reveals uphold the gender binary, and the binary prevents people from observing reality.”
It’s easy to believe the entertainer’s sensitive to people being made to feel “less than.”
As a celebrity, she’s faced fatiguing forces of her own.
From my October 2019 coverage :
Recently, singer Demi Lovato undertook a “magical” journey to Israel.
While there, Demi — who, last year, was hospitalized amid dealings with drug abuse and confessions of suicidal thoughts — was baptized in the Jordan river.
She enthused, “I’ve never felt more renewed in my life.”
Demi Lovato goes on a spirituality quest and gets baptized in Israel's Jordan River: Demi Lovato went on a spirituality quest and got baptized in Israel's Jordan River, which is where Jesus Of Nazareth was baptized, according to the Bible: 'I've never… https://t.co/bXMilnU9G0 pic.twitter.com/2H3lSv6FgS
— RushReads (@RushReads) October 1, 2019
She also visited the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem.
In response to posting on the wonders of her trip, she was blasted.
As noted by ETOnline:
[H]er posts…faced a lot of heated criticism from many who accused the singer of promoting or supporting Israel amid the country’s long-standing conflict with Palestine, and insinuated that the singer’s posts were meant to represent a political stance on the conflict.
In the end, she apologized:
“I accepted a free trip to Israel in exchange for a few posts. No one told me there would be anything wrong with going or that I could possibly be offending anyone. With that being said, I’m sorry if I’ve hurt or offended anyone, that was not my intention. … This was meant to be a spiritual experience for me, NOT A POLITICAL STATEMENT. Now I realize it hurt people and for that I’m sorry. Sorry I’m not more educated, and sorry for thinking this trip was just a spiritual experience.”
Before the mob attack, she’d written online, “This trip has been so important for my well-being, my heart, and my soul. I’m grateful for the memories made and the opportunity to be able to fill the God-sized hole in my heart. Thank you for having me, Israel.”
Speaking of having someone, Lovato doesn’t want babies mislabeled, or people hurt.
In her Wednesday night Instagram announcement, for the record, she defined transphobia:
“Transphobia is not just prejudice or violence against an individual trans person, it is a belief system that presumes non-trans people to be more ‘natural’ than trans people. Only individual people can self determine their gender.”
“The idea that sex is based on genitalia is inconsistent with science.”
The girl’s felt her share of pressure. She’s been on the receiving end of outrage.
She just wants to make sure no one gets erased:
“[The binary definition of sex] erases the fact that there are boys with vaginas and girls with penises, and that there are people who are neither boys nor girls.”
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