Change Happy Meal toys from "boys toys" and "girls toys" to just toys.
I have never started a petition before and honestly never thought I would, but after the experience I had with my 4 1/2 year old son tonight I had to do something. I took my son to McDonald's for dinner tonight at his request. He really wanted the toy he had seen a commercial for. We don't often go there but tonight, since his great grandmother had just passed away, I said yes. I wish I hadn't! He politely ordered his food and asked for the Wizard of Oz toy with his happy meal since it is one of his favorite movies and the reason we were there. The manager proceeded to tell him it was the girls toy and make a seriously disgusted face at me. I told her if that was the toy he requested, give it to him. She did, with a lot of reluctance, and then proceeded to have a conversation with one of her coworkers within ear shot of my son criticizing him for wanting the "girls toy." I am so mad I could spit nails!! There is no such thing as a "boys toy" or a "girls toy." McDonald's this is 2013, please keep your stereotypes off my child. There is no need to make this world a more judgemental place than it already is by telling children they can't even play with Happy Meal toy they want.
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