Bringing life into this world is a huge decision.
When you’re having a child with the person you love, you should make sure you are prepared for this massive decision. You can’t just wake up one morning, have a child, expect yourself to raise them right, and just deal with this huge change in your life very easily. You need to be physically, financially, and emotionally prepared if you’re going to give birth to a child. One thing that isn’t in our control is the gender of the child. And although it is normal for people to have a preference over what gender they want first, being disappointed if their child isn’t according to their preference is very wrong. If you are disappointed in the gender of the child, you are not ready to have a child.
This woman on Reddit shared her experience in her office. She had an argument with her co-worker because he told someone to not be depressed if they ended up having a daughter. Seems pretty sexist, right? Maybe more context will help you decide who is in the wrong here. Scroll down below to read the whole story:
So it started off with a supervisor and another worker discussing the worker’s wife being pregnant. And the supervisor told him not to be depressed if it is a girl, which struck a nerve for the woman.
They discussed it further and matters just escalated with both of them defending their actions.
The woman asked if she was wrong for calling out the guy for what he said.
She added more context so people could understand what exactly happened.
She listed some of the “insensitive” things the supervisor has previously said to explain what kind of a person he is.
She also admitted that she can be annoying at times too.
This is how the conversation started in front of her.
She rage quit the office after saying what she had to say, which was obviously an overreaction.
The supervisor later tried to explain what he actually meant, but the woman wasn’t convinced that he meant anything good.
The supervisor blamed her for being too sensitive.
They both still stand by what they said.
In my opinion, it wasn’t the woman’s place to speak in the conversation but the supervisor is to blame as well. That is not how you respond to someone telling you their wife is pregnant and that they are excited about the gender reveal. Just assuming they want a son and telling them not to be depressed if it is a girl can be very offensive to some people.
This is how the Reddit community responded to the story:
Even though gender disappointment is real, you can’t just assume things like that for other people.
It is offensive to make such assumptions.
Some blamed the woman for joining a conversation she wasn’t invited into.
They said she should just mind her own business.
But many stood with the woman for doing the right thing.
This person said she misunderstood what the supervisor said.
Even though it wasn’t her place to speak, she still did.
Who do you think is in the wrong here? Share your opinion with us in the comments below.