1. gobigorgobigger:

    sweetupndown:

    you thought I didn’t really notice. But I did. I wanted to high-five you.


    Yesterday I had a pair of brothers in my store. One was maybe between 15-17. He was a wrestler at the local high school. Kind of tall, stocky and handsome. He had a younger brother, who was maybe about 10-12 years old. The only way to describe him was scrawny, neat, and very clean for a boy his age. They were talking about finding a game for the younger one, and he was absolutely insisting it be one with a female character. I don’t know how many of y’all play games, but that isn’t exactly easy. Eventually, I helped the brothers pick a game called Mirror’s Edge. The youngest was pretty excited about the game, and then he specifically asked me.. “Do you have any girl color controllers?” I directed him to the only colored controllers we have which includes pink and purple ones. He grabbed the purple one, and informed me purple was his FAVORITE.

    The boys had been taking awhile, so their father eventually comes in. He see’s the game, and the controller, and starts in on the youngest about how he needs to pick something different. Something more manly. Something with guns and fighting, and certainly not a purple controller. He tries to convince him to get the new Zombie game “Dead Island.” and the little boy just stands there repeating “Dad, this is what I want, ok?” Eventually it turns into a full blown argument complete with Dad threatening to whoop his son if he doesn’t choose different items.

    That’s when big brother stepped in. He said to his Dad “It’s my money, it’s my gift to him, if it’s what he wants I’m getting it for him, and if your going to hit anyone for it, it’s going to be me.” Dad just gives his oldest son a strong stern stare down, and then leaves the store. Little brother is crying quietly, I walk over and ruffle his hair (yes this happened all in front of me.) I say “I’m a girl, and I like the color blue, and I like shooting games. There’s nothing wrong with what you like. Even if it’s different than what people think you should.” I smile, he smiles back (my heart melts!) Big brother then leans down, kisses little brother on the head, and says “Don’t worry dude.” They check out and leave, and all I can think is how awesome big brother is, how sweet little brother is, and how Dad ought to be ashamed for trying to make his son any other way.

    Sometimes standing up to bullies means standing up to someone in your family 

     

    (Source: The Huffington Post)

     
  1. reallybigfanoffandoms reblogged this from dragonsroar
  2. visualstyles likes this
  3. xgrimxfreakx likes this
  4. wytchwyse likes this
  5. i-trymybest likes this
  6. ussentermoose likes this
  7. hagusch likes this
  8. magicaldorkwhore reblogged this from grrrlpower and added:
    Now this is what feminism is about. Freedom.
  9. student118 likes this
  10. punkt-mafe likes this
  11. blahblaholic reblogged this from kissing-whiskey
  12. blahblaholic likes this
  13. kitchendanceparty reblogged this from stopshayleetime
  14. stopshayleetime reblogged this from afoolishconsistency
  15. cheesylikegoldfish likes this
  16. the-art-of-discord reblogged this from mohandasgandhi
  17. jakenickleby reblogged this from mohandasgandhi
  18. cgaribay reblogged this from theshouldbequeen
  19. monster-and-manga reblogged this from dragonsroar
  20. lonelycutieclub reblogged this from kittensandscience
  21. lonelyfuckclub likes this
  22. the-siege-perilous likes this
  23. kittensandscience reblogged this from mohandasgandhi
  24. lost-with-rocky likes this
  25. dongwook reblogged this from kissing-whiskey
  26. lightatsundown reblogged this from pixelnoton
  27. lightatsundown likes this
  28. rebeea reblogged this from thetrevorproject
  29. adam0nster reblogged this from kissing-whiskey
  30. amaryllisrose likes this
  31. dannyfeatherplant reblogged this from techno-music-beats
  32. dannyfeatherplant likes this
  33. kittensandscience likes this
  34. kcbalfour likes this
  35. everythingyoufailedtomention likes this
  36. vomitsyourmind reblogged this from kissing-whiskey
  37. mypineappleisbetterthanyours reblogged this from buck-no
  38. buck-no reblogged this from thetootsiepopowl
  39. eagererudite reblogged this from kissing-whiskey
  40. potterheadglambert124 likes this
  41. thetootsiepopowl reblogged this from thenegotiatingmisanthrope
  42. thenegotiatingmisanthrope reblogged this from kissing-whiskey
  43. runnergirl4life likes this
  44. bearynicetoomeetyou reblogged this from kissing-whiskey
  45. bearynicetoomeetyou likes this
  46. time-lord-loki reblogged this from lizzledpink
  47. myicantlist reblogged this from mohandasgandhi
  48. foreveradragoneye reblogged this from kissing-whiskey
  49. rupaulmcgann likes this