“Girls Don’t Like Toys?” President Takes Annual Toys For Tots Sort Event From Stereotypical To Awesome

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“Girls Don’t Like Toys?” President Takes Annual Toys For Tots Sort Event From Stereotypical To Awesome
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Earlier in December, President Obama joined the First Lady in delivering about 1,000 toys from the President’s staff to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots campaign, an annual holiday toy drive.

Declaring himself the “Big Elf,” the President’s job was to sort the toys into girls and boys bins. The first toy he picked up was a basketball, and that’s when the annual sort-a-thon went from stereotypical to awesome…

Without hesitation he slam dunked it into the girls bin, saying “I just wanna make sure some girls play some ball.”

The President continued sorting, and made it a point to put sports equipment, tool toys, and science sets in the girls bin. “T-Ball? Girls like T-Ball.”

When someone in the crowd of onlookers questioned his decision to designate LEGO bricks for girls, commenting that they might not like them, the President quickly responded, “Girls don’t like toys?”

Winning shot made. Game over folks.

Since it started in the 1940s, Toys for Tots has distributed more than 469 million toys to more than 216 million children.

  • Peggye Williams Mills

    Our President knows females. He has obviously paid attention, all his life. I thank God for his leadership in gender equality.

  • SweetCharity

    The Prez is on the ball!!! Love him.

  • Pheria

    Crazy man. Next you’ll be saying girls like making decisions for themselves and political representation or something equally outlandish.

    • Avinash Tyagi

      Thank goodness for republicans, who know that women are only good at cooking and getting pregnant 😉

      /tongue-in-cheek

      • HCT

        What are you talking about? Cooking and getting pregnant… We sew too!

  • Marty Walser

    Slam dunk, indeed. My girls are going to grow up on Lego, Lincoln Logs, Erector Sets and any other building toy I can foist upon them… Anything I can do to balance the damage done by Barbie and Disney princesses…

    • Mommy Panda

      the damage isn’t done by Barbie and Disney, it’s the parent’s that fail to put it into context.

      • HCT

        Or maybe the parents that don’t give their children barbie or disney products? Cause how do you put Beauty and the Beast or The Little Mermaid into context a kid will understand? Sit down 5 year old child, lets talk about stockholm syndrome and rape culture as it appears in your favorite movies! What fun!

  • Heroic Hal

    Well done, Mr. President. There are a few things you’ve done right.

    • Avinash Tyagi

      Like reducing Unemployment and getting the economy growing at 5%,

  • Dinaanid

    Thank you, Mr. president! My girl grew up on Lego and now she’s a robotics engineer!

    • Avinash Tyagi

      who doesn’t love legos

      I had big bins of them and spent all day building space cruisers and giant robots with them

  • AussieGuy

    He’s not my president (Australian here) but I have great respect and admiration for the man. He’s not only bought dignity back to the office, but he seems to be steering the country in a good direction. Also, merry Christmas to all!

  • lilly

    Did he also put dolls, doll houses, princess dress up sets etc in the “boys” bin???

    • HCT

      I was wondering that too. Probably not, but it’s a start.

  • Richard Harney

    Boys ain’t gettin’ nothin.

    • Daniel Burnett

      You get the baby dolls, so you can learn to be a loving father.

      • Richard Harney

        I’ll take some My Little Ponies.

        • Avinash Tyagi

          Actually the funny thing is that the current MLP series is super popular with boys as well as girls

          • Richard Harney

            Yep, I love it.

          • Avinash Tyagi

            It’s a good show, I like discord, love that the same guy who played Q in ST is voicing him

  • Lis Boriss

    Legos were my absolute favorite toy growing up. I even remember exactly when lego decided to make “Legos for Girls”, with pink and purple pastel sets themed around horseback riding and baby nurseries. I HATED those sets. I wanted the castles and pirate ships! Good on Obama for recognizing that toys are non-gendered!

  • Rachel DeMaria

    My son wore his sisters princess and tinkerbell dresses as a tot… Today he is an all boy sweet 7 year old. He is very good with his baby sister after playing with all those girl things. There is nothing wrong with letting kids be kids and play together when they are toddlers just because things are gender specific.

  • Marty Walser

    Little Mermaid — A girl who transforms herself (not necessarily in a positive way) in order get a man.It has nothing to do with “walking on land”. She changes herself permanently for a man she does not even know.

    Belle — A girl who is forced to stay with her captor in order to free her father. She is a captive, not a “guest”.

    Barbie — Starve yourself to try to attain the most unrealistic body ever… and ensure that vapid consumerism is a core value.

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