Stop promoting gender stereotypes with Happy Meal toys

Reasons for signing

See why other supporters are signing, why this petition is important to them, and share your reason for signing (this will mean a lot to the starter of the petition).

Thanks for adding your voice.

Alexandra Arnold
6 years ago
When I went to McDonald's as a child, I looked forward to seeing what toys they offered. But one thing I DESPISED was that the workers would either assume that I wanted a "girl" toy or that they would ask whether you have girls or boys at drivethrus so they can give you the "right" toy. I hope that McDonalds will soon wise up and let kids choose for themselves. I see nothing wrong with a little girl wanting to play with a race car or a little boy wanting to play with a doll. It promotes children to make their OWN choices and learn about what they truly like instead of telling kids how they should feel.

Thanks for adding your voice.

Jeanne Wong
7 years ago
Because I just complained to McDonalds about this very thing and got a letter back that I now see matches a form letter a blogger received in 5/2010! Shame McDonalds!

Thanks for adding your voice.

Tena Gordon
7 years ago
I faced this problem. I used to hope my brother would get certain toys, such as Nerf and other action-oriented items, so that I (a girl) could play with them. Also, as a summer camp counselor, I have seen a girl stop a boy from making a bracelet with her gender-biased, snide questioning/comment. Thankfully, I was there to allow the boy to make his bracelet and expand the girl's view on gender...They are just toys and self-expressions. They don't define gender.

Thanks for adding your voice.

Alaina Harrison
7 years ago
Kids should be able to choose whatever toys they want. no matter their gender. There shouldn't be boy or girl toys, just toys.

Thanks for adding your voice.

Rebecca Williams
7 years ago
I don't want my children to be restricted by society's outdated gender stereotype model

Thanks for adding your voice.

Katherine Spinks
7 years ago
I was saddened when I first heard this question asked to a little boy at McDonalds on the weekend. Who cares if he likes My Little Pony better than cars. That dosent make him a girl, why would that be the girl option?

Thanks for adding your voice.

Carmen Zepp
7 years ago
There's no such thing as gendered toys!

Thanks for adding your voice.

Josiah Gallop
7 years ago
I think that some girls may want boy toys

Thanks for adding your voice.

Morgan McLaughlin
7 years ago
We shouldn't be worried about what society thinks of our children, we should be more worried about their education and their mental health. Toys shouldn't be allotted to someone based on gender stereotypes.

Thanks for adding your voice.

Gia Stevens
7 years ago
It is limiting kids to what toys they are "expected" to like based on their gender.