This Girl Recognized LEGO Gender Stereotypes

by Emma Goddard

Some people are teaching their children the importance of gender equality early on and I say amen to that. I especially want to thank the parents of Charlotte, a seven-year-old girl, who recently wrote a letter to LEGO, observing the lack of female “lego girls” for her to choose from at the store. In her letter, she notes how she loves Legos but that there are more “lego boy people” when compared to the number of girl Legos. She also goes on to mention how she noticed that the sections for girls and boys were divided by the colors pink and blue, saying “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.”

Rock on, girl. Pretty sure pink is way down on my list of colors (not sure who decided that was a female thing) and I’m most definitely not going to sit at home upon graduation and go shopping every day. Sorry boys, but I’m going to go with Charlotte on this one and settle down with a job after college. Also, I watch Shark Week EVERY YEAR, okay?!

I’m pretty sure I had no concept of gender stereotypes when I was seven — don’t get me wrong, my family has and always will value gender equality — so I have to praise Charlotte for her wise words at such a young age. Charlotte for President, yall!

Charlottes last question for LEGO?

“I want you to make more lego girl people and let them go on adventures and have fun ok!?!”

Your move, LEGO, your move.

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