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bizarre-transmission: findingfeather: wetwareproblem: thoughts-of-an-x-factor: ohgressfuriosa: castiel-knight-of-hell: jen-kollic: thejollity: jen-kollic: hobopoppins: manaphy: wow I didn鈥檛 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鈥檚 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 鈥淥ne of those!鈥. I asked if she wanted the white or the pink egg. She said pink. The little boy pointed to the Kinder eggs and says 鈥淥ne of those!鈥. 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 鈥淵OU ARE NOT GETTING THE PINK EGG IT鈥橲 ONLY FOR GIRLS. YOU CAN GET THE WHITE ONE OR NOTHING AT ALL鈥. The little boy looked at his mom and said 鈥淏ut I want the same as ______ (whatever the sister鈥檚 name was)鈥. The mom completely ignored him and turned to me and gave me a death glare. 鈥淗e can have the white egg.鈥 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鈥檛 cry. And this is why we shouldn鈥檛 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鈥檛 know at what point they decided to make 鈥榞irl鈥檚鈥 Kinder Eggs, but I do not like it. Holy shit do not even get me started on how moms constantly police their sons鈥 masculinity. I鈥檝e 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鈥檙e all together with cake and confetti, and she asks, 鈥淥h, well since it鈥檚 a boy, can you please change all of the little pink confettis into blue confetti? I mean, he鈥檚 a聽boy, you know.鈥 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鈥檚 cake because her son was turning four. She admitted to not knowing any superheroes, so I offered the most obvious choice鈥擳he Fantastic Four. I pulled up a picture of them and she goes, 鈥淥h no no, we can鈥檛 have that. Let鈥檚 do another one.鈥 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鈥檛 know superheroes, why was she so picky?), and she just said, 鈥淥h, it鈥檚 just that he鈥檚 a boy, you know? We can鈥檛 have a girl superhero on his cake.鈥 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, 鈥淚t鈥檚 just that my son has been playing with Barbie dolls lately and I really don鈥檛 want him to end up鈥 well, you know.鈥 This shit has got to stop.聽When you teach boys that certain things are only for girls, you鈥檙e limiting them and you鈥檙e teaching them that girls or 鈥済irly things鈥 are bad. If you want gender equality as an adult, you better make DAMN sure that you鈥檙e teaching the same thing to your kids. So this woman did not want her son to turn out 鈥榶ou know鈥 and her plan for that was to get him a cake with spandex-clad manly men AND ONLY MEN on it? I don鈥檛 think she thought that one through too well鈥 in sociology class we were talking about gender being assigned to objects and one of the male students started saying how forward thinking he is because he buys his daughter sports equipment and 鈥渂oy toys鈥. I asked if he鈥檇 do the same if he had a son and he said 鈥淥f course I鈥檇 buy my son sports equipment鈥. I clarified 鈥淣o, would you buy him dolls and other toys that are thought of as being for girls鈥.聽He turned around and didn鈥檛 answer. Parents will pat themselves on the back for letting their little girls play baseball but a little boy with a Barbie is still considered an affront to society Fuck everything. My father was one of these parents (along with several other harmful issues!), and even though I know, for an absolute fact, that his world views and ways are entirely wrong, this shit he tried to ingrain into me still effects me to this day.Parents, don鈥檛 ruin your fucking kids by treating them like this. I wonder how much of the 鈥渕others police masculinity more鈥 phenomenon comes back to 鈥渨hen a man fails at masculinity, we call him a mama鈥檚 boy and blame her for it.鈥 A lot of it. It doesn鈥檛 really excuse it, and as someone who did a decade and a half of childcare I can tell you that for every woman who does as described above there鈥檚 one sneaking the Dora the Explorer fruit snacks because those are the ones her son loves but his father will flip his shit. Or being crushed that since he went to daycare he suddenly won鈥檛 do 鈥済irl stuff鈥 bc the other boys will make fun of him. It鈥檚 really sad either way. But when it does manifest that way a huge amount is 鈥淚鈥檓 not raising a mama鈥檚 boy I鈥檓 raising a MAN!鈥 And it鈥檚 gross. My nephew is 4 and we鈥檝e NEVER gendered things with him, whenever he鈥檚 allowed a treat or a toy, we just ask him which one he wants and that鈥檚 it, sometimes he picks out cars and superhero toys, other times he wants dolls and pretty pink things, I let him choose his prize at a carnival last summer and he excitedly picked a big hot pink inflatable baseball bat that said 鈥減rincess鈥 on it, the looks we got from some people were astounding. And even if he does turn out to be 鈥測ou know鈥, then good for him, he鈥檒l be wholeheartedly loved and supported.: er er KINDER SURPRISE 2OG KINGER SURPRISE T-1 1.17 KS GIRLS 20G KINDER SURPRISE GIRL 1.17 bizarre-transmission: findingfeather: wetwareproblem: thoughts-of-an-x-factor: ohgressfuriosa: castiel-knight-of-hell: jen-kollic: thejollity: jen-kollic: hobopoppins: manaphy: wow I didn鈥檛 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鈥檚 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 鈥淥ne of those!鈥. I asked if she wanted the white or the pink egg. She said pink. The little boy pointed to the Kinder eggs and says 鈥淥ne of those!鈥. 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 鈥淵OU ARE NOT GETTING THE PINK EGG IT鈥橲 ONLY FOR GIRLS. YOU CAN GET THE WHITE ONE OR NOTHING AT ALL鈥. The little boy looked at his mom and said 鈥淏ut I want the same as ______ (whatever the sister鈥檚 name was)鈥. The mom completely ignored him and turned to me and gave me a death glare. 鈥淗e can have the white egg.鈥 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鈥檛 cry. And this is why we shouldn鈥檛 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鈥檛 know at what point they decided to make 鈥榞irl鈥檚鈥 Kinder Eggs, but I do not like it. Holy shit do not even get me started on how moms constantly police their sons鈥 masculinity. I鈥檝e 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鈥檙e all together with cake and confetti, and she asks, 鈥淥h, well since it鈥檚 a boy, can you please change all of the little pink confettis into blue confetti? I mean, he鈥檚 a聽boy, you know.鈥 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鈥檚 cake because her son was turning four. She admitted to not knowing any superheroes, so I offered the most obvious choice鈥擳he Fantastic Four. I pulled up a picture of them and she goes, 鈥淥h no no, we can鈥檛 have that. Let鈥檚 do another one.鈥 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鈥檛 know superheroes, why was she so picky?), and she just said, 鈥淥h, it鈥檚 just that he鈥檚 a boy, you know? We can鈥檛 have a girl superhero on his cake.鈥 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, 鈥淚t鈥檚 just that my son has been playing with Barbie dolls lately and I really don鈥檛 want him to end up鈥 well, you know.鈥 This shit has got to stop.聽When you teach boys that certain things are only for girls, you鈥檙e limiting them and you鈥檙e teaching them that girls or 鈥済irly things鈥 are bad. If you want gender equality as an adult, you better make DAMN sure that you鈥檙e teaching the same thing to your kids. So this woman did not want her son to turn out 鈥榶ou know鈥 and her plan for that was to get him a cake with spandex-clad manly men AND ONLY MEN on it? I don鈥檛 think she thought that one through too well鈥 in sociology class we were talking about gender being assigned to objects and one of the male students started saying how forward thinking he is because he buys his daughter sports equipment and 鈥渂oy toys鈥. I asked if he鈥檇 do the same if he had a son and he said 鈥淥f course I鈥檇 buy my son sports equipment鈥. I clarified 鈥淣o, would you buy him dolls and other toys that are thought of as being for girls鈥.聽He turned around and didn鈥檛 answer. Parents will pat themselves on the back for letting their little girls play baseball but a little boy with a Barbie is still considered an affront to society Fuck everything. My father was one of these parents (along with several other harmful issues!), and even though I know, for an absolute fact, that his world views and ways are entirely wrong, this shit he tried to ingrain into me still effects me to this day.Parents, don鈥檛 ruin your fucking kids by treating them like this. I wonder how much of the 鈥渕others police masculinity more鈥 phenomenon comes back to 鈥渨hen a man fails at masculinity, we call him a mama鈥檚 boy and blame her for it.鈥 A lot of it. It doesn鈥檛 really excuse it, and as someone who did a decade and a half of childcare I can tell you that for every woman who does as described above there鈥檚 one sneaking the Dora the Explorer fruit snacks because those are the ones her son loves but his father will flip his shit. Or being crushed that since he went to daycare he suddenly won鈥檛 do 鈥済irl stuff鈥 bc the other boys will make fun of him. It鈥檚 really sad either way. But when it does manifest that way a huge amount is 鈥淚鈥檓 not raising a mama鈥檚 boy I鈥檓 raising a MAN!鈥 And it鈥檚 gross. My nephew is 4 and we鈥檝e NEVER gendered things with him, whenever he鈥檚 allowed a treat or a toy, we just ask him which one he wants and that鈥檚 it, sometimes he picks out cars and superhero toys, other times he wants dolls and pretty pink things, I let him choose his prize at a carnival last summer and he excitedly picked a big hot pink inflatable baseball bat that said 鈥減rincess鈥 on it, the looks we got from some people were astounding. And even if he does turn out to be 鈥測ou know鈥, then good for him, he鈥檒l be wholeheartedly loved and supported.
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paperparachute: castorochiaro: pr1nceshawn: Worst Case vs. Best Case Scenarios by聽Karina Farek. This is a great joke, but it鈥檚 also a wonderful strategy for reducing anxiety that I learned about in therapy. If you鈥檙e ever nervous about something, just ask yourself: what鈥檚 the best thing that can happen? What鈥檚 the worst thing? What will most likely happen? It does wonders for your nerves, really does. My counsellor walks me through this all the time and it works?? : GOING To A PARTY WORST-CASE MGH, WHO INVITED BEST-CASE THAT SHIRTTHAI WAS A GOOD IDEA? WHAT'S MOST LIKELy TO HAPPEN I THINK IMIGHT HEAD HOME SOON NEAH ME TOO. College DRIVING WORST-CASE WHAT HAVE You DONE? BEST-CASE FREEDOMI WHAT'S MOST LIKELy TO HAPPEN UGH, I-65 TRAFFIC ALWAyS SUcKS AT THIS TIME AND uPAGAIN, THAT POP SONG YOU'RE INDIFFERENT TO! Colle GOING ON A FIRST DATE WORST-CASE BEST-CASE Well, hello there, Sabella Martinez who lives at 3b5 Sunse+ Avenve BEFORE TONIGHT THOUGHT THE DEA OF A SOULMATE WAS A MYTH WHAT'S MOST LIKELy TO HAPPEN OH, yOU HAVE TWO SISTERS? EAH, THEY'RE FINE oleaelHumon GIVING A SPEECH WORST-CASE BEST-CASE TECHNICAL ERROR: ERY THING IS BAD WORLD PROBLEMS OLVED. NOU'RE A FRAUD HERE'S A B00k DEAL 00! MANE My BABIES Ol WHAT'S MOST LIKELy TO HAPPEN IN CONCLUSION WE SHOULD CHANGE SOME THINGS, BUT NoT EVERYTHING. THAT SOUNDS REASONABLE. TIME paperparachute: castorochiaro: pr1nceshawn: Worst Case vs. Best Case Scenarios by聽Karina Farek. This is a great joke, but it鈥檚 also a wonderful strategy for reducing anxiety that I learned about in therapy. If you鈥檙e ever nervous about something, just ask yourself: what鈥檚 the best thing that can happen? What鈥檚 the worst thing? What will most likely happen? It does wonders for your nerves, really does. My counsellor walks me through this all the time and it works??

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castorochiaro: pr1nceshawn: Worst Case vs. Best Case Scenarios by聽Karina Farek. This is a great joke, but it鈥檚 also a wonderful strategy for reducing anxiety that I learned about in therapy. If you鈥檙e ever nervous about something, just ask yourself: what鈥檚 the best thing that can happen? What鈥檚 the worst thing? What will most likely happen? It does wonders for your nerves, really does. : GOING To A PARTY WORST-CASE MGH, WHO INVITED BEST-CASE THAT SHIRTTHAI WAS A GOOD IDEA? WHAT'S MOST LIKELy TO HAPPEN I THINK IMIGHT HEAD HOME SOON NEAH ME TOO. College DRIVING WORST-CASE WHAT HAVE You DONE? BEST-CASE FREEDOMI WHAT'S MOST LIKELy TO HAPPEN UGH, I-65 TRAFFIC ALWAyS SUcKS AT THIS TIME AND uPAGAIN, THAT POP SONG YOU'RE INDIFFERENT TO! Colle GOING ON A FIRST DATE WORST-CASE BEST-CASE Well, hello there, Sabella Martinez who lives at 3b5 Sunse+ Avenve BEFORE TONIGHT THOUGHT THE DEA OF A SOULMATE WAS A MYTH WHAT'S MOST LIKELy TO HAPPEN OH, yOU HAVE TWO SISTERS? EAH, THEY'RE FINE oleaelHumon GIVING A SPEECH WORST-CASE BEST-CASE TECHNICAL ERROR: ERY THING IS BAD WORLD PROBLEMS OLVED. NOU'RE A FRAUD HERE'S A B00k DEAL 00! MANE My BABIES Ol WHAT'S MOST LIKELy TO HAPPEN IN CONCLUSION WE SHOULD CHANGE SOME THINGS, BUT NoT EVERYTHING. THAT SOUNDS REASONABLE. TIME castorochiaro: pr1nceshawn: Worst Case vs. Best Case Scenarios by聽Karina Farek. This is a great joke, but it鈥檚 also a wonderful strategy for reducing anxiety that I learned about in therapy. If you鈥檙e ever nervous about something, just ask yourself: what鈥檚 the best thing that can happen? What鈥檚 the worst thing? What will most likely happen? It does wonders for your nerves, really does.

castorochiaro: pr1nceshawn: Worst Case vs. Best Case Scenarios by聽Karina Farek. This is a great joke, but it鈥檚 also a wonderful strat...

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