My brother called me back this morning to finish our phone conversation. He apologized for having a seizure last night!
I wanted to cry my eyes out.
I realized the other day how much I dislike discussing Game of Thrones with men because all too frequently their comments are just going off about how terrible the female characters are.
Wendy’s is doing the same thing.
Will wonders never cease.
Reblogging this because it keeps showing up on my dash and I keep not-quite raining on the parade, but it seems like everyone thinks this means something different than it does, so I guess I’ll rain on it a little bit.
I’m afraid this motion has nothing to do with conquering the gender binary or whatever Tumblr is really happy about to be reblogging it so heavily. It’s not about making little children feel like they can get whichever toy they prefer. It’d be nice if it was, but I’d be shocked if that was the case.
No, the girl toy here is a My Little Pony. Which means that the *real* reason for this notice is that a bunch of bronies, as there are bajillions of photos and videos of them doing, are coming into fast food restaurants and buying several happy meals. They threw pissy fits when asked if they wanted the “boy or girl” toy, insisting that My Little Pony isn’t for girls or whatever, again, only saying this because of overwhelming evidence that bronies do this shit. Management eventually has enough of it, asks employees to just ask if people want Skylanders or My Little Pony so they won’t have any more disgusted bronies getting mad that their precious fandom is targeted at crappy dumb little girls.
So the short version is: this little paper unfortunately means the exact opposite of what you think it means, socially speaking. It was put up because grown-ass men get all pissy when it’s suggested that they like a thing for girls.
Proof: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/04/editorial-how-to-buy-mcdonalds-ponies.html <— this was posted on the net’s biggest brony hive on April 10, 2014. So yeah, this is sadly not about anything else but how awful bronies are, sorry.
Bronies ruin everything.
So the outcome SEEMS like it’s gender neutral, while the ACTION is actually male (Brony) as the default (customer). I just… I will never get this Broni thing? Ok? Never. I wasn’t a MLP girl as a child, but this thing makes it hard to even get INTO it now.
And just brings up a thing I saw the other day - where someone was wishing AppleJack and Rainbowdash could be made to act and appear ”more feminine’.
… Yeah. Not even my fandom and I’M all WTF?!
I can’t even.
A few months ago, I’d have tried to ‘feel’ it by imagining if Fedoras took over She-Ra or JEM. But then, Fedoras actually took over JEM so - yeah.
I am never going to be ok with Bronies and here’s why. The first time I met my boyfriend’s nieces, I was chatting with their mom and I noticed that they are all in love with MLP. And I mentioned the movie and she said they went once, but she decided not to take them again because the first time there had been too many adult men without children in the audience.
So, the reason I’m not ok with it is that adult men have taken over a space intended for young girls. And they’ve done so in a way that makes that space no longer safe for young girls.
I was on the phone with my brother tonight and mid sentence I heard a crash and then my mom’s voice. He had a seizure while talking to me but recovered fairly quickly. It was still really scary but mom said he is doing fine.
The pendulum swings of my life are hard.
One month until my birthday. I like makeup, Taco Bell, and the Arctic Monkeys. Get shopping.
I’m still battling through the snags of chaos. My brother is finally doing a lot better after his hospital stay. I don’t know much more about my aunt’s breast cancer diagnosis. But I think my mom is waiting to give me a full update once I get through my job interview tomorrow. I’m fine with that. When I was first told it knocked the wind out of me and I was in a haze for a few days. She’s always been supportive and encouraged me. And that really hit me as I keep applying for jobs. I just hear her telling me to go for it. So her having cancer? I just can’t deal.