Topic: Gender

Teen Amazingly Convinces McDonald’s To Stop Offering ‘Girls’ And ‘Boys’ Toys

Teen Amazingly Convinces McDonaldâs To Stop Offering âGirlsâ And âBoysâ Toys

When Antonia Ayers-Brown was 11-years-old, she wrote a letter to the CEO of McDonald’s to “ask him to change the way his stores sold Happy Meals.” She was frustrated after hearing “do you want a boy toy or a girl toy” endlessly, and decided to do something about it. She told him asking the gender of children receiving toys was akin to asking at a job interview “whether someone wanted a man’s job or a woman’s job.” She wasn’t satisfied with their response. More »

Bullish: Should You Act More Confident By Making Yourself Larger (Like a Blowfish)?

Bullish:  Should You Act More Confident By Making Yourself Larger (Like a Blowfish)?

I am really tired of business advice that, if followed precisely, allows women to attempt to compete to be second place at best. Let’s make our voices deeper! Let’s take up more space when we sit! Let’s clench our fists when we walk into a room, as though we’re ready for a fistfight! I have actual boxing experience (see Bullish Life: What I Learned From Being Captain of My College Debate and Boxing Teams at the Same Time), and I am not going to win any kind of fistfight, ever. This is a losing game. More »