11-Year-Old Girl Calls Out McDonald’s

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A Connecticut teenager has convinced McDonald’s to finally address the casual sexism that has long been a part of Happy Meals.

Antonia Ayres-Brown first wrote to McDonald’s five years ago when she was barely a tween. She wanted to know why the chain automatically assumes a girl will want a doll-type toy while a boy will want something more stereotypically masculine, like an action hero. In December, she finally received an answer — from the chain’s corporate office:

McDsAmen sister! Read more hat PolicyMic.com.


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