#113 Because of McDonald's.

emmagrant01:

365reasonstobeafeminist:

and a lot of other fast food chains.

Have you ever ordered a Happy Meal? Do you remember the generic bit of plastic that accompanies each meal? Do you remember that it’s gendered?

If you have ever ordered a Happy Meal as an adult you were most likely asked…

On the rare occasion that we eat at McDonald’s these days, we still get asked this question. When my son was younger and had shoulder-length hair, the server would generally assume he was a girl and give him the “girl” toy. (The “boy” toy was often a video game or movie character he didn’t recognize, so the girl toy would usually be his preferred choice anyway.) When we spent a year outside the US, we ate at McDonald’s more often, and I don’t recall ever being asked “girl or boy” anywhere. There was generally one kind of toy in a Happy Meal, actually, not two gendered options.

As someone who works at McD’s, everyone’s life is 1000x easier when there is a single toy.

dduane:

Via Twitter: from the  Times of London

dduane:

Via Twitter: from the Times of London

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dancys:

@marvel Flattery will get you nowhere! Probably. Maybe. *looks the other way* 

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babbleon:

Someone should write a story based on these photos, is all I’m saying.

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winterstar95:

6 year old fan asks Sebastian a question.

Priceless.

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zan77:

thezhenger:

samjohnssonvt:

gryphonrhi:

thezhenger:

chris control your goddamn face you have just gone through an extremely painful super-serum transformation you did not just have the diddly doo orgasm

…actually, at this point, Steve’s just now experiencing the sudden absence of both recent extreme pain and long-term low level pain.  He’s probably so high on endorphins that the expression is completely accurate.

Also, he was asthmatic. This is the first time in twenty years that his lungs work. Ever had an oxygen high?

oh my god are yall even is this literally happening right now i wrote that comment at like 1AM on a whim

NOW THERES ACTUAL INTELLECTUAL META OVER WHAT IS LITERALLY A VISUAL SEX GAG. WITH PROPER PUNCTUATION AND EVERYTHING

IM PISS

tumblr: thinking very seriously about the implications of Captain America’s O-face since 2011

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"

Think about the first name you were ever called,
and then think how long it took until
you got called a pussy
or a slut,
or a bitch,
or a whore,
all of which are words that fall too close to ‘girl.’

Think about the first time you got called a ‘girl’
and they said it with a sneer.
Like it was a bad thing.

For a boy, it is the lowest degradation to get called a girl.
For a girl, it is the lowest degradation to get called a girl.

Remember, black widow spiders and female praying mantises eat their partners after intercourse.
Remember, it’s the lionesses who hunt.
They come back with bloody muzzles, dragging bloated carcasses as the alpha lion strides around with his mane puffing out.
Remember, it’s only the female mosquitoes who drink blood.
We’re the ones who do the necessary work, dirty our hands,
fuck or fight or both.
We’re often the smaller sex, which makes us a harder target
as we slink close and sink our teeth in.

Remember: we’re deadly.

You should be proud to be called a girl.

"

'Most Female Killers use Poison,' theappleppielifestyle (via flannel)

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theimpolitecanadian:

when you drink the water and the tummy go sploosh sploosh

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wocinsolidarity:

scorpius-rising:

So CNN just showed a report on the royal visit to New Zealand, which not only actively mocked the cultural traditions of the Maori, comparing the haka to the mating dance of the emu, but also denigrated the cultural traditions of many other groups as being ‘native’ and generally silly. It’s this kind of shoddy journalism and blatant racism that perpetuates an idea of multiculturalism being some kind of childish joke and trivialises the identity of 15% of NZ’s population. If you want to do something about it, there is a complaint here, and the petition associated with it here.  .

SIGNAL BOOST

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the-morning-and-the-evening-star:

allsnargents:

"Do you have to be so vulgar about men, like they’re pieces of meat?"

I HAVE WAITED SO LONG FOR THIS GIF SET

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formosusiniquis:

Captain America was so unrealistic. You honestly expect me to believe they put the flash drive in the right direction on the first try every time.

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