17 Kids Who Really, Really Hate Their Christmas Presents

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…unless you’re on the receiving end of some pretty horrible Christmas gifts.

Christmas is the day that many children of all ages look forward to the most. Can you blame them, though? Who doesn’t love getting gifts?

But after they’ve anticipated Santa’s arrival and struggled to fall asleep on Christmas Eve, they feel intense sadness if they awake to find a less-than-perfect gift under the tree. Maybe it’s the wrong color or they already have it, or maybe it’s something they never wanted in the first place.

Regardless of what exactly sent these kids into Christmastime meltdowns, you have to admit that it’s pretty hilarious to see kids absolutely lose their marbles over their presents.

1. That face says it all.

2. “What the heck? Who would need this?”

3. What was she going to do with ALL the bicycles anyways?

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/christmas-letdowns/

White House hosts conference on gender stereotypes in toys

The LGBT community and its allies are looking to President Obama to make the next move after North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signedinto law a bill that excludes sexual orientation and gender identity from state anti-discrimination protections and bars transgender individuals from choosing which restroom to use based on their gender identities.

The White House ensured it could speak fromthe moral high ground on transgender issues byopening its first“all-gender restroom” last April.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was one ofthe first elected officials to retaliate against North Carolina’slaw, signing an executive order banningnon-essential state government travel to the state.

So, what action will the Obama administrationtake?White House press secretary Josh Earnest said on Monday that the new law was “mean-spirited” and that theWhite House was “taking a look” at its legal options.In the meantime, White House advisor Valerie Jarrett is taking a different approach to promoting LGBT acceptance, today hosting a day-long conference on gender stereotypes in toys and media with theWhite House Council on Women and Girls, the Department of Education, and the Media, Diversity, andSocial Change Initiative at the University of Southern California.

Would Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton? We suspect the conference wasn’t President Obama’s idea.

Author Rosalind Wisemanenlightened the panel about “good yelling” and dealing with boys. Her best-selling “Queen Bees and Wannabes” series inspired Tina Fey’s “Mean Girls,” and possibly Hillary Clinton’s demand that rival Bernie Sanders “change his tone” before she would agree to another debate.

Jarrett noted that women currently holdonly 29 percent of high-paying STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) positions and suggested that “the TV, movies, and videos that kids watch, and the toys with which they play, can have a real impact on the skills they develop and their aspirations.”

It wouldn’t be a White House event without a “fact sheet,” which gives an overview of actions pledged by the Girl Scouts, Netflix, Scholastic, theToy Industry Association, and more.

Or not.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2016/04/06/white-house-hopes-conference-on-gender-stereotypes-in-toys-will-help-close-stem-gap/