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thejollity:

jen-kollic:

hobopoppins:

manaphy:

wow I didn’t know fuckin chocolate eggs were gendered

OKAY LET ME TELL YOU A STORY ABOUT THE FUCKING PINK EGGS.
I work at a concession stand in an ice rink. We sell a bunch of chocolate bars and snacks and shit including Kinder Surprise eggs.
So one day this woman comes up to the counter with her two little kids, a girl who’s probably about 6 or 7 and a little boy, maybe 3 or 4. The mom asks what they want, the little girl points at the Kinder eggs and says “One of those!”. I asked if she wanted the white or the pink egg. She said pink. The little boy pointed to the Kinder eggs and says “One of those!”. I asked if he wanted the white or the pink egg. He said pink. HOLY SHIT IT WAS LIKE I OPENED THE GATES OF HELL. The mom absolutely FLIPPED and was like “YOU ARE NOT GETTING THE PINK EGG IT’S ONLY FOR GIRLS. YOU CAN GET THE WHITE ONE OR NOTHING AT ALL”. The little boy looked at his mom and said “But I want the same as ______ (whatever the sister’s name was)”. The mom completely ignored him and turned to me and gave me a death glare. “He can have the white egg.”
I had to give a little boy a white egg when he wanted the pink so that he could be the same as his big sister and he started crying. The mom just reiterated that the pink egg was for girls and told him that boys don’t cry.
And this is why we shouldn’t gender fucking chocolate eggs.

This is actually a relatively new thing, originally Kinder Eggs were all white like the ones on the left. I don’t know at what point they decided to make ‘girl’s’ Kinder Eggs, but I do not like it.

Holy shit do not even get me started on how moms constantly police their sons’ masculinity. I’ve seen mothers do it WAY more often than fathers.
I used to work at a bakery that specialized in creating custom cakes. We had this feature where we could print out any image off the computer and put it on a cake (with rice paper). One day this lady comes in and asks for an image we had of the baby Sesame Street characters. They’re all together with cake and confetti, and she asks, “Oh, well since it’s a boy, can you please change all of the little pink confettis into blue confetti? I mean, he’s a boy, you know.”
Confetti.
The fucking confetti.
It barely covered 5% of the image.
Another instance was when a lady asked me for an image of four superheroes to put on her son’s cake because her son was turning four. She admitted to not knowing any superheroes, so I offered the most obvious choice—The Fantastic Four. I pulled up a picture of them and she goes, “Oh no no, we can’t have that. Let’s do another one.” Confused, I pulled up a Justice League one with Batman, Superman, The Flash, and Wonder Woman. Again, she said no. I asked her if she needed anything specific (she didn’t know superheroes, why was she so picky?), and she just said, “Oh, it’s just that he’s a boy, you know? We can’t have a girl superhero on his cake.”
I nearly lost my shit. I did temporarily lose my customer service face and ask why, women have been superheroes all the time, Wonder Woman is iconic, etc etc and she was like, “It’s just that my son has been playing with Barbie dolls lately and I really don’t want him to end up… well, you know.”
This shit has got to stop. When you teach boys that certain things are only for girls, you’re limiting them and you’re teaching them that girls or “girly things” are bad. If you want gender equality as an adult, you better make DAMN sure that you’re teaching the same thing to your kids.

So this woman did not want her son to turn out ‘you know’ and her plan for that was to get him a cake with spandex-clad manly men AND ONLY MEN on it? I don’t think she thought that one through too well…

I work at a local supermarket for summer job and I had this dad and his son coming at my check out and the boy was allowed to pick a candy next to my cash register. The boy choose one and I heard the dad saying ‘it’s actually for girls’ and I was ready to rage but I did get a candy in pink wrapping to check out and I was actually very very relieved.
BUT STILL

I’ve actually been thinking about this lately and was just discussing this today.
People keep wondering why they won’t make a Black Widow movie, why they won’t make a Wonder Woman movie, even though women take up more and more of the audience, even though we respond so strongly to these characters.
I’m really confident that it’s because of toys. We already know that’s why GLTAS was canceled and merchandising for superhero movies is huge. There are the pink aisles and the blue aisles, and the girl dollies go in the (two or three) pink aisles and the boy action figures go in the (multiple) blue aisles. Boys are reprimanded by society, by their parents, even by their moms for wanting to play with pink toys or female toys. Parents won’t buy their sons Wonder Woman action figures or Black Widow action figures and if they start showing up in too great a quantity in the blue aisles, or if too many girls start shopping in the blue aisles, it will make parents uncomfortable. And once boys are old enough to be making purchases themselves, they already know to avoid anything “girly.”
Boys don’t buy girl toys because they think girls aren’t cool because people hide cool girls from them because boys don’t buy girl toys.

It’s ridiculous what a mother can do that fucks up a child’s development for the shallow reason to conform to gender roles. I’ve seen a mom tell her 4 year old son not to cry because that’s for girls. That he should suck it up. No comfort. No “why are you upset?” Nothing.
The kid’s going to grow up so emotionally stunted because emotions are feminine and feminine is bad.

catcoconutty:

rubitrightintomyeyes:

bat-addicted-loony:

jen-kollic:

thejollity:

jen-kollic:

hobopoppins:

manaphy:

wow I didn’t know fuckin chocolate eggs were gendered

OKAY LET ME TELL YOU A STORY ABOUT THE FUCKING PINK EGGS.

I work at a concession stand in an ice rink. We sell a bunch of chocolate bars and snacks and shit including Kinder Surprise eggs.

So one day this woman comes up to the counter with her two little kids, a girl who’s probably about 6 or 7 and a little boy, maybe 3 or 4. The mom asks what they want, the little girl points at the Kinder eggs and says “One of those!”. I asked if she wanted the white or the pink egg. She said pink. The little boy pointed to the Kinder eggs and says “One of those!”. I asked if he wanted the white or the pink egg. He said pink. HOLY SHIT IT WAS LIKE I OPENED THE GATES OF HELL. The mom absolutely FLIPPED and was like “YOU ARE NOT GETTING THE PINK EGG IT’S ONLY FOR GIRLS. YOU CAN GET THE WHITE ONE OR NOTHING AT ALL”. The little boy looked at his mom and said “But I want the same as ______ (whatever the sister’s name was)”. The mom completely ignored him and turned to me and gave me a death glare. “He can have the white egg.”

I had to give a little boy a white egg when he wanted the pink so that he could be the same as his big sister and he started crying. The mom just reiterated that the pink egg was for girls and told him that boys don’t cry.

And this is why we shouldn’t gender fucking chocolate eggs.

This is actually a relatively new thing, originally Kinder Eggs were all white like the ones on the left. I don’t know at what point they decided to make ‘girl’s’ Kinder Eggs, but I do not like it.

Holy shit do not even get me started on how moms constantly police their sons’ masculinity. I’ve seen mothers do it WAY more often than fathers.

I used to work at a bakery that specialized in creating custom cakes. We had this feature where we could print out any image off the computer and put it on a cake (with rice paper). One day this lady comes in and asks for an image we had of the baby Sesame Street characters. They’re all together with cake and confetti, and she asks, “Oh, well since it’s a boy, can you please change all of the little pink confettis into blue confetti? I mean, he’s a boy, you know.”

Confetti.

The fucking confetti.

It barely covered 5% of the image.

Another instance was when a lady asked me for an image of four superheroes to put on her son’s cake because her son was turning four. She admitted to not knowing any superheroes, so I offered the most obvious choice—The Fantastic Four. I pulled up a picture of them and she goes, “Oh no no, we can’t have that. Let’s do another one.” Confused, I pulled up a Justice League one with Batman, Superman, The Flash, and Wonder Woman. Again, she said no. I asked her if she needed anything specific (she didn’t know superheroes, why was she so picky?), and she just said, “Oh, it’s just that he’s a boy, you know? We can’t have a girl superhero on his cake.”

I nearly lost my shit. I did temporarily lose my customer service face and ask why, women have been superheroes all the time, Wonder Woman is iconic, etc etc and she was like, “It’s just that my son has been playing with Barbie dolls lately and I really don’t want him to end up… well, you know.”

This shit has got to stop. When you teach boys that certain things are only for girls, you’re limiting them and you’re teaching them that girls or “girly things” are bad. If you want gender equality as an adult, you better make DAMN sure that you’re teaching the same thing to your kids.

So this woman did not want her son to turn out ‘you know’ and her plan for that was to get him a cake with spandex-clad manly men AND ONLY MEN on it? I don’t think she thought that one through too well…

I work at a local supermarket for summer job and I had this dad and his son coming at my check out and the boy was allowed to pick a candy next to my cash register. The boy choose one and I heard the dad saying ‘it’s actually for girls’ and I was ready to rage but I did get a candy in pink wrapping to check out and I was actually very very relieved.

BUT STILL

I’ve actually been thinking about this lately and was just discussing this today.

People keep wondering why they won’t make a Black Widow movie, why they won’t make a Wonder Woman movie, even though women take up more and more of the audience, even though we respond so strongly to these characters.

I’m really confident that it’s because of toys. We already know that’s why GLTAS was canceled and merchandising for superhero movies is huge. There are the pink aisles and the blue aisles, and the girl dollies go in the (two or three) pink aisles and the boy action figures go in the (multiple) blue aisles. Boys are reprimanded by society, by their parents, even by their moms for wanting to play with pink toys or female toys. Parents won’t buy their sons Wonder Woman action figures or Black Widow action figures and if they start showing up in too great a quantity in the blue aisles, or if too many girls start shopping in the blue aisles, it will make parents uncomfortable. And once boys are old enough to be making purchases themselves, they already know to avoid anything “girly.”

Boys don’t buy girl toys because they think girls aren’t cool because people hide cool girls from them because boys don’t buy girl toys.

It’s ridiculous what a mother can do that fucks up a child’s development for the shallow reason to conform to gender roles. I’ve seen a mom tell her 4 year old son not to cry because that’s for girls. That he should suck it up. No comfort. No “why are you upset?” Nothing.

The kid’s going to grow up so emotionally stunted because emotions are feminine and feminine is bad.

Reblogged from teabooksandhotchicks

capalxii:

zabbers:

capalxii:

dingproceed:

Not sure if these have been posted before but check out these awesome Capaldi artworks!

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we have a doctor who still draws fan art and thinks of the cosplayers when choosing his costume please protect this man

I’m just imagining him on set, being the Doctor, thinkin’ up stories about the Doctor, doodling extremely excellent fanart about the Doctor.

i was thinking of a reply but then i noticed the Cyberman is playing an accordion and i can’t think of anything else now

Reblogged from ravenskyewalker

hornetaur:

She had curves in all the wrong places - some of them cast a 3-dimensional shadows, still others hummed a low, discordant note as they flitted about like flies. She was nothing like other girls - she was an abomination from the 6th plane of torment