Whenever we think about Gender, or Gender inequality per se, the very first thought that comes to our mind is the inequality between men and women, which itself is indicative of how we have constructed the idea of gender to only mean the categories of men and women. An attempt has been made through this paper to explore the various constructs of gender vis—a-vis some peculiar trends and practices related to gender, especially in the west and contrasting the same position through an Indian lens. One of these practices related to Gender include the “Gender Reveal Parties” which have gained popularity in the west. This new trend of “Gender Reveal” party has become majorly prevalent in the west, in order to announce the sex of the fetus when it is still in the womb of the mother. This paper will explore this new trend that culminated in the west as “Gender Reveal” Parties in the current context of widening ambit of gender and identity issues. Further, this paper will also explore the idea of Gender Reveal in India, its legality in India and shall seek to analyze as to whether the idea of “Gender Reveal” can forward positive attitudes towards the girl child, hence preventing female feticide. The article will do so by focusing and studying sex ratio trends and sex selective abortions in India, in context of social constructs of “Gender”.
The second part of this paper will focus mainly on gender sensitization and will systematically analyze the prevailing practices in the Indian society related to gender discrimination and biases. The last section of the paper will try to propose some constructive solutions to the problems and issues so identified