Eleven months ago that we had a wildfire cause millions of dollars of damage to an arid wilderness area in arizona, with that millions of dollars in damage representing a number of losses, including life, albeit not human life, that we can value as we wish, but is never replaceable.
Now there’s a gender reveal party in Iowa that ended a human life. And why, exactly?
The local pastor said it was because no one thought that putting volatiles together for an explosive reveal might ever, y’know, cause an uncontrollable, violent explosion that might hurt someone. Seems like a perfect metaphor for placing such exaggerated importance on gender. How often has our compulsory gender system resulted in violent explosions ending in death?