Grimes will let her baby discover their own gender identity
Grimes has been dubbed “an icon” after revealing that she and her partner Elon Musk will allow their baby to discover their own gender identity.
The 31-year-old singer announced that she was expecting a baby in January, and has said that she is now seven months pregnant.
In a Twitter Q and A, Grimes was asked by a fan: “You will have a girl or boy?”
To which she responded: “They may decide their fate and destiny.”
While some accused her of “denying science” by not forcing a label onto her child before it has even left the womb, most agreed that she was “an icon”.
— maddie (@elfnymph) February 22, 2020
One Twitter user wrote: “Lucky child! To be able to grow without the pressure of society’s limited stereotypic walls impinging on their human potential…. Awesome!”
— androh™ (@androh_1) February 24, 2020
According to People, during a YouTube livestream on Friday, February 21, Grimes expanded on why she wouldn’t be publicly gendering her baby any time soon.
She said: “I don’t want to say the gender of the baby … because I feel like their privacy should be protected.
“I don’t think they can consent to being famous or being in public. And I don’t want to gender them in case that’s not how they feel in their life.
“I don’t know, I just feel like it doesn’t need to be known.”
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During her YouTube livestream, Grimes was also asked if she had chosen the baby’s name.
The Delete Forever singer said: “I have a name for the baby, but I don’t want to say what it is because everyone I’ve told it hates it, and everyone’s gonna make fun of it.
“But it is, in fact, a genius name and people just don’t appreciate it yet because it’s too avant-garde.”
Society’s obsession with knowing the sex of unborn babies has become so extreme that even the woman who started the gender-reveal party trend has said she now regrets it.
Saying that she felt “like the guy who invented gunpowder”, Jenna Myers Karvunidis added: “With the gender-reveal you’ve isolated one aspect of this person. “When it gets elevated as being central to your identity that’s problematic.”