Don’t you just hate it when all the boys get to swim with the sharks and the girls get left behind standing stiffly on the shore? Let me explain: while LEGO manufactures male figures all dressed and ready to go on riveting and imaginative adventures, the females are often stuck twiddling their non-opposable thumbs. 

 

But thanks to vocal adult and child collectors, that’s beginning to change; after all, the company recently released a badass female scientist. In the last week, a 7-year-old named Charlotte joined the movement with a firmly yet pragmatically worded letter to the LEGO company. It was so stellar that it went viral, and I have a feeling her courage will have an effect. Here’s hoping for a LEGO figurine who enjoys reading feminist magazines!

 

"Dear Lego company:

My name is Charlotte. I am 7 years old and I love legos but I don’t like that there are more Lego boy people and barely any Lego girls. Today I went to a store and saw legos in two sections the girls pink and the boys blue. All the girls did was sit at home, go to the beach, and shop, and they had no jobs but the boys went on adventures, worked, saved people, and had jobs, even swam with sharks. I want you to make more Lego girl people and let them go on adventures and have fun ok!?!

Thank you.

From Charlotte."


Thanks to Buzzfeed

Image via Buzzfeed

 

Tagged in: women, toys, sexism, LEGO, gender, feminism, Children   

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