California Dad's Amazing Reaction to Son Choosing a Doll for a Birthday Gift

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    Aug 26, 2015 5:58 AM GMT
    I call it, #1 video of 2015! I played with my sisters dolls, my parents knew I would be gay, but nothing like this dad icon_cool.gif


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    Aug 26, 2015 6:18 AM GMT
    I wish this man had been my father. My dad reinforced gender roles and would try to get me to play a sport, when all I wanted to do was comb Barbie's hair, style it in updo's and dress her in fab dresses. Like my dad, most father's could learn from this very modern and fantastic father.
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    Aug 26, 2015 11:16 AM GMT
    He's a GREAT dad!Love your kids for who they are!...BTW...DAD is a HOT one Too!icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 26, 2015 5:15 PM GMT
    all he did was buy a doll. calm down.
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    Aug 26, 2015 6:05 PM GMT
    CODY4U saidall he did was buy a doll. calm down.


    Not exactly:

    ""I see so much negativity being shared through social media that this is my way of bringing a little balance, at least to my friends," Willis said. "To know we've touched people beyond our immediate community is both humbling and awesome."

    Rosa Parks didn't just take a seat on a bus. A major retailer is eliminating "Boys" and "Girls" toys, they are now gender nonspecific. We should all have that freedom. I played with my sisters Barbie doll....and GI Joe (Ken was a wuss even then). Also Tonka trucks, model cars, and Erector building sets.
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    CODY4U saidall he did was buy a doll. calm down.


    Not exactly:

    ""I see so much negativity being shared through social media that this is my way of bringing a little balance, at least to my friends," Willis said. "To know we've touched people beyond our immediate community is both humbling and awesome."

    Rosa Parks didn't just take a seat on a bus. A major retailer is eliminating "Boys" and "Girls" toys, they are now gender nonspecific. We should all have that freedom. I played with my sisters Barbie doll....and GI Joe (Ken was a wuss even then). Also Tonka trucks, model cars, and Erector building sets.


    So now he's Rosa Parks because he bought his kid a doll? Let me guess, he'll be MLK Jr. when he buys his son his first pair of 6" pumps! You guys are too funny.
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    Aug 26, 2015 6:33 PM GMT
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    timmm55 said
    CODY4U saidall he did was buy a doll. calm down.


    Not exactly:

    ""I see so much negativity being shared through social media that this is my way of bringing a little balance, at least to my friends," Willis said. "To know we've touched people beyond our immediate community is both humbling and awesome."

    Rosa Parks didn't just take a seat on a bus. A major retailer is eliminating "Boys" and "Girls" toys, they are now gender nonspecific. We should all have that freedom. I played with my sisters Barbie doll....and GI Joe (Ken was a wuss even then). Also Tonka trucks, model cars, and Erector building sets.


    So now he's Rosa Parks because he bought his kid a doll? Let me guess, he'll be MLK Jr. when he buys his son his first pair of 6" pumps! You guys are too funny.


    Both were simple daily purchases (a bus ticket and a toy). But are a minor sort of revolution. If "Dad" pursues a LGBT rights campaign on behalf of his sons, yeah he could be a MLK Jr. 'light' of the Gay Rights Movement. We already have Harvey Milk.
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    Aug 26, 2015 6:48 PM GMT
    timmm55 said
    CODY4U said
    timmm55 said
    CODY4U saidall he did was buy a doll. calm down.


    Not exactly:

    ""I see so much negativity being shared through social media that this is my way of bringing a little balance, at least to my friends," Willis said. "To know we've touched people beyond our immediate community is both humbling and awesome."

    Rosa Parks didn't just take a seat on a bus. A major retailer is eliminating "Boys" and "Girls" toys, they are now gender nonspecific. We should all have that freedom. I played with my sisters Barbie doll....and GI Joe (Ken was a wuss even then). Also Tonka trucks, model cars, and Erector building sets.


    So now he's Rosa Parks because he bought his kid a doll? Let me guess, he'll be MLK Jr. when he buys his son his first pair of 6" pumps! You guys are too funny.


    Both were simple daily purchases (a bus ticket and a toy). But are a minor sort of revolution. If "Dad" pursues a LGBT rights campaign on behalf of his sons, yeah he could be a MLK Jr. 'light' of the Gay Rights Movement. We already have Harvey Milk.


    That is a reach! However, I would love to see daddy become an LGBT activist while making statements like this:

    "Choose what you're into. Choose your sexuality. Choose Whatever."

    Oooooh I can already hear the gurls turning on him with the quickness. "Did you CHOOSE to be straight?" icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 26, 2015 7:06 PM GMT
    CODY4U said
    timmm55 said
    CODY4U said
    timmm55 said
    CODY4U saidall he did was buy a doll. calm down.


    Not exactly:

    ""I see so much negativity being shared through social media that this is my way of bringing a little balance, at least to my friends," Willis said. "To know we've touched people beyond our immediate community is both humbling and awesome."

    Rosa Parks didn't just take a seat on a bus. A major retailer is eliminating "Boys" and "Girls" toys, they are now gender nonspecific. We should all have that freedom. I played with my sisters Barbie doll....and GI Joe (Ken was a wuss even then). Also Tonka trucks, model cars, and Erector building sets.


    So now he's Rosa Parks because he bought his kid a doll? Let me guess, he'll be MLK Jr. when he buys his son his first pair of 6" pumps! You guys are too funny.


    Both were simple daily purchases (a bus ticket and a toy). But are a minor sort of revolution. If "Dad" pursues a LGBT rights campaign on behalf of his sons, yeah he could be a MLK Jr. 'light' of the Gay Rights Movement. We already have Harvey Milk.


    That is a reach! However, I would love to see daddy become an LGBT activist while making statements like this:

    "Choose what you're into. Choose your sexuality. Choose Whatever."

    Oooooh I can already hear the gurls turning on him with the quickness. "Did you CHOOSE to be straight?" icon_lol.gif


    Of course it's a stretch, that's why I said 'light'. A revolution starts with a whisper. And then a lot of whispers, then a voice.
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    Aug 26, 2015 7:25 PM GMT
    timmm55 said
    CODY4U said
    timmm55 said
    CODY4U said
    timmm55 said
    CODY4U saidall he did was buy a doll. calm down.


    Not exactly:

    ""I see so much negativity being shared through social media that this is my way of bringing a little balance, at least to my friends," Willis said. "To know we've touched people beyond our immediate community is both humbling and awesome."

    Rosa Parks didn't just take a seat on a bus. A major retailer is eliminating "Boys" and "Girls" toys, they are now gender nonspecific. We should all have that freedom. I played with my sisters Barbie doll....and GI Joe (Ken was a wuss even then). Also Tonka trucks, model cars, and Erector building sets.


    So now he's Rosa Parks because he bought his kid a doll? Let me guess, he'll be MLK Jr. when he buys his son his first pair of 6" pumps! You guys are too funny.


    Both were simple daily purchases (a bus ticket and a toy). But are a minor sort of revolution. If "Dad" pursues a LGBT rights campaign on behalf of his sons, yeah he could be a MLK Jr. 'light' of the Gay Rights Movement. We already have Harvey Milk.


    That is a reach! However, I would love to see daddy become an LGBT activist while making statements like this:

    "Choose what you're into. Choose your sexuality. Choose Whatever."

    Oooooh I can already hear the gurls turning on him with the quickness. "Did you CHOOSE to be straight?" icon_lol.gif


    Of course it's a stretch, that's why I said 'light'. A revolution starts with a whisper. And then a lot of whispers, then a voice.


    okie dokie. think you're kinda indavertently shading the fuck out of lgbt activism, but whatever u say, timmy. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 26, 2015 7:30 PM GMT
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    CODY4U saidall he did was buy a doll. calm down.


    Not exactly:

    ""I see so much negativity being shared through social media that this is my way of bringing a little balance, at least to my friends," Willis said. "To know we've touched people beyond our immediate community is both humbling and awesome."

    Rosa Parks didn't just take a seat on a bus. A major retailer is eliminating "Boys" and "Girls" toys, they are now gender nonspecific. We should all have that freedom. I played with my sisters Barbie doll....and GI Joe (Ken was a wuss even then). Also Tonka trucks, model cars, and Erector building sets.


    Rosa Parks was risking her life by not giving up her seat. Segregationists were crazy and there was a real risk that she could have ended up dead by standing her ground, so I really have to disagree with this comparison.

    Toys are small time compared to that sort of situation.
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    Aug 26, 2015 7:42 PM GMT
    That boy may be transgendered and in that case it's a more complex and sad situation. The poor kid looks and screams just like a girl. Gender roles are important for children, especially when interacting with their peers. And parents don't have to satisfy every child's whim. I'd never buy a boy a doll like that. It may do him more harm than good once the bullying starts.

    What Target recently did with their gender neutral signage was ridiculous, and it wouldn't surprise me if somewhere down the road they change it back. From the time children are born, and even before they're born if you know the sex, girls get the the pink clothes and the pink room and boys get the blue.
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    here is the video by the way
    I don't think his reaction was so ''amazing'' he just made it about him and kept bragging about it icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Aug 26, 2015 7:58 PM GMT
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    timmm55 said
    CODY4U saidall he did was buy a doll. calm down.


    Not exactly:

    ""I see so much negativity being shared through social media that this is my way of bringing a little balance, at least to my friends," Willis said. "To know we've touched people beyond our immediate community is both humbling and awesome."

    Rosa Parks didn't just take a seat on a bus. A major retailer is eliminating "Boys" and "Girls" toys, they are now gender nonspecific. We should all have that freedom. I played with my sisters Barbie doll....and GI Joe (Ken was a wuss even then). Also Tonka trucks, model cars, and Erector building sets.


    Rosa Parks was risking her life by not giving up her seat. Segregationists were crazy and there was a real risk that she could have ended up dead by standing her ground, so I really have to disagree with this comparison.

    Toys are small time compared to that sort of situation.


    Granted. Toys are a small affair. Her risk was much greater.

    "Tired as she is, Mrs. Parks walks past the first few — mostly empty — rows of seats marked "Whites Only." It's against the law for an African American like her to sit in these seats. She finally settles for a spot in the middle of the bus. Black people are allowed to sit in this section as long as no white person is standing. Though Rosa Parks hates the segregation laws, and has been fighting for civil rights at the NAACP for more than 10 years, until today she has never been one to break rules."

    With Thoreau and "Civil Disobedience" there is a chain of thought. Civil disobedience is the active, professed refusal to obey certain laws, demands, and commands of a government, or of an occupying international power. Or conventional society.

    She was a hero. She probably was one well before the incident in the 10 years at the NAACP. I'm sure she did small things first. But we all have that in us, big or small measures can have a meaningful impact. There is a bit of a hero in all of us.
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    Aug 26, 2015 8:10 PM GMT
    CODY4U said
    timmm55 said
    CODY4U said
    timmm55 said
    CODY4U said
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    CODY4U saidall he did was buy a doll. calm down.


    Not exactly:

    ""I see so much negativity being shared through social media that this is my way of bringing a little balance, at least to my friends," Willis said. "To know we've touched people beyond our immediate community is both humbling and awesome."

    Rosa Parks didn't just take a seat on a bus. A major retailer is eliminating "Boys" and "Girls" toys, they are now gender nonspecific. We should all have that freedom. I played with my sisters Barbie doll....and GI Joe (Ken was a wuss even then). Also Tonka trucks, model cars, and Erector building sets.


    So now he's Rosa Parks because he bought his kid a doll? Let me guess, he'll be MLK Jr. when he buys his son his first pair of 6" pumps! You guys are too funny.


    Both were simple daily purchases (a bus ticket and a toy). But are a minor sort of revolution. If "Dad" pursues a LGBT rights campaign on behalf of his sons, yeah he could be a MLK Jr. 'light' of the Gay Rights Movement. We already have Harvey Milk.


    That is a reach! However, I would love to see daddy become an LGBT activist while making statements like this:

    "Choose what you're into. Choose your sexuality. Choose Whatever."

    Oooooh I can already hear the gurls turning on him with the quickness. "Did you CHOOSE to be straight?" icon_lol.gif


    Of course it's a stretch, that's why I said 'light'. A revolution starts with a whisper. And then a lot of whispers, then a voice.


    okie dokie. think you're kinda indavertently shading the fuck out of lgbt activism, but whatever u say, timmy. icon_biggrin.gif


    There are different levels of activism. That a straight man is supportive of his LGBT son is a product of the 'revolution'.


    You cannot have a mass movement without the masses. Margaret Mead said that a few truly committed individuals can change the world. But they never do it alone; they do it by getting a big enough slice of society engaged and ready for the fight.
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    Aug 26, 2015 8:19 PM GMT
    Compaq saidThat boy may be transgendered and in that case it's a more complex and sad situation. The poor kid looks and screams just like a girl. Gender roles are important for children, especially when interacting with their peers. And parents don't have to satisfy every child's whim. I'd never buy a boy a doll like that. It may do him more harm than good once the bullying starts.

    What Target recently did with their gender neutral signage was ridiculous, and it wouldn't surprise me if somewhere down the road they change it back. From the time children are born, and even before they're born if you know the sex, girls get the the pink clothes and the pink room and boys get the blue.


    So you defend the bully over the boy? Even before we are born we are sewn into a 'blue' boy world or a 'pink' girl world without reason. That is not a defense, it's a prejudice.
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    Aug 26, 2015 9:44 PM GMT
    I read somewhere that pink used to be a boy's color and blue for the girls. I believe that was standard until the 1930s or so....
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    Aug 26, 2015 11:31 PM GMT
    timmm55 said
    CODY4U said
    timmm55 said
    CODY4U said
    timmm55 said
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    timmm55 said
    CODY4U saidall he did was buy a doll. calm down.


    Not exactly:

    ""I see so much negativity being shared through social media that this is my way of bringing a little balance, at least to my friends," Willis said. "To know we've touched people beyond our immediate community is both humbling and awesome."

    Rosa Parks didn't just take a seat on a bus. A major retailer is eliminating "Boys" and "Girls" toys, they are now gender nonspecific. We should all have that freedom. I played with my sisters Barbie doll....and GI Joe (Ken was a wuss even then). Also Tonka trucks, model cars, and Erector building sets.


    So now he's Rosa Parks because he bought his kid a doll? Let me guess, he'll be MLK Jr. when he buys his son his first pair of 6" pumps! You guys are too funny.


    Both were simple daily purchases (a bus ticket and a toy). But are a minor sort of revolution. If "Dad" pursues a LGBT rights campaign on behalf of his sons, yeah he could be a MLK Jr. 'light' of the Gay Rights Movement. We already have Harvey Milk.


    That is a reach! However, I would love to see daddy become an LGBT activist while making statements like this:

    "Choose what you're into. Choose your sexuality. Choose Whatever."

    Oooooh I can already hear the gurls turning on him with the quickness. "Did you CHOOSE to be straight?" icon_lol.gif


    Of course it's a stretch, that's why I said 'light'. A revolution starts with a whisper. And then a lot of whispers, then a voice.


    okie dokie. think you're kinda indavertently shading the fuck out of lgbt activism, but whatever u say, timmy. icon_biggrin.gif


    There are different levels of activism. That a straight man is supportive of his LGBT son is a product of the 'revolution'.


    You cannot have a mass movement without the masses. Margaret Mead said that a few truly committed individuals can change the world. But they never do it alone; they do it by getting a big enough slice of society engaged and ready for the fight.


    Exactly, there are different levels of activism, which is part of why you're not making sense. Your logic would place attention-whoring YouTube "activists" on par with martyrs or others who risked far more than a little online criticism. It's illogical. Activism and fishing for commendation are not one in the same.

    SugarTits15 saidI read somewhere that pink used to be a boy's color and blue for the girls. I believe that was standard until the 1930s or so....


    I love your screen name!
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    Aug 26, 2015 11:47 PM GMT
    If it weren't before the age of digital cameras, I would post pics of me with my dolls. The only dolls I actually remember playing with were my cowboy doll and my G.I. Joe (which I would frequently strip down and make prosthetic penises for out of my PlayDoh....but I digress).....however my mom told me I also had traditional girl's doll which I apparently played with frequently because there are several photos of me holding them. I could be wrong but I believe these dolls helped me to learn to take care of and love something at a very young age.
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    Radd saidIf it weren't before the age of digital cameras, I would post pics of me with my dolls. The only dolls I actually remember playing with were my cowboy doll and my G.I. Joe (which I would frequently strip down and make prosthetic penises for out of my PlayDoh....but I digress).....however my mom told me I also had traditional girl's doll which I apparently played with frequently because there are several photos of me holding them. I could be wrong but I believe these dolls helped me to learn to take care of and love something at a very young age.

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