I need feminism because… with a new person and a new world to introduce, the default way to do so is still “It’s a girl”. (Parents, thanks for raising a person)
Yes, that little baby is a person… It is also girl.
It has XX chromosomes. We use feminine nouns and pronouns to describe people with XX chromosomes. Is their anything inherently bad about that? What do we call humans with XX chromosomes? Females. What do we call humans with XY chromosomes? Males. They are non offensive words that we use to describe people… not to oppress, conform or control them. The fact that people think feminine and masculine words are offensive, is offensive in itself. Is being female, or being male, so appalling that we no longer want to identify with them through the use of common language.
When the doctor says, "It’s a girl" he is communicating a number of things. He is really saying, “It is a human, and unless the baby goes through some sort of hormonal treatment or surgery to change gender, it has a vagina, and nipples that will later develop into breasts, it will have periods once it hits puberty and it’s voice won’t break suddenly, but instead it will gradually change as it gets older.”
But of course, it is much easier to say, "It’s a girl".
We use the word girl as a means of communication and description. Until that child grows up and identifies as anything else other than a female, then it will always remain a girl.
(P.S. this post is about feminism trying to affect the english language, not about social constructs or gendered stereotypes.)