McDonald's Still Just Missing the Point of Non-Gendered Toys
It's almost like McDonald's just doesn't quite have it in them to go all the way on the subject. They simply couldn't not have a "girl" option, as if a boy can't want pink and a girl is being forced to choose Spider-Man and has to priss is up before it will be acceptable.
When we pulled up to the window the cashier saw my daughter, and went to grab the pink top. I stopped him.
"Sweetie," I asked. "Do you want pink or blue." She thought about it for a second and said blue. I could see the cashier wanting to ask if she was sure, or to mention the pink one again, but he didn't.
I'm glad McDonald's has options, OK? I'll even go so far as I say I like that McDonald's tries to balance those options. Space lasers or unicorns, Batman or Tinkerbell, it's the same reason they have a fish sandwich. Variety is a good business model.
But for the love of all that is deep fried and holy please stop this insistence that these options have a gender. It literally takes the same number of syllables to ask if my kid wants a pink or blue toy as it does to ask if she wants a girl or boy toy. I'm not asking a lot here, just that each child be assumed to have his or her own varied interests not dictated by the shape of their pee hole. I'm certain the parents of little boys would agree with me.