Polar bear cub plays with gender-appropriate blue bucket

It’s Friday. It’s been a heavy week. Budget speech. Veil ban. A serial killer targeting sex workers. Transphobic panic over some goddamn freaking nail polish.

Here are two-and-a-half minutes of a polar bear cub putting a bucket on its head.

Don’t worry, as far as I can tell this cub is male, and is therefore playing in an appropriately masculine way by putting a blue bucket on its head. Male polar bear cubs that play adorably with pink or purple buckets are, of course, part of a vast liberal conspiracy to destroy the American way of life.

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

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  • http://cabaretic.blogspot.com nazza

    And those evil liberals said to hell with the flag, too!

  • http://feministing.com/members/minandstormy/ Jenny

    “Male polar bear cubs that play adorably with pink or purple buckets are, of course, part of a vast liberal conspiracy to destroy the American way of life.”

    I almost fell out of my chair laughing. No joke.