The feminist outrage of the day is at a new LEGO product line — “LEGO Friends,” which features LadyFigs (cute and slightly curvy girl figurines) and construction sets for a hot tub, a splash pool, a beauty parlor, an outdoor bakery, a convertible and an inventor’s workshop.
Predictably, some feminists are upset at such “stereotyping of preferred pastimes for girls.” (Yes, I do seem to recall that girls have been encouraged to be inventors since at least the time of Edison.)
“What it’s doing is telling girls that this is what’s important to you,” Dana Edell, director of the SPARK movement, told Fox News. “Girls aren’t building space shuttles, they’re getting their nails done.”
The SPARK movement launched a petition against the product line and collected 55,000 signatures — enough to nab a meeting today with LEGO to voice their criticisms directly to the LEGO brand relations director. A LEGO spokesman says the company welcomes both complimentary and critical feedback and will take it into account.
You know why the Feminuts keep pulling these stunts, which have NOTHING to do with fighting sexism or helping women? Because companies like LEGO, keep placating them. LEGO makes a product, one that has been a great toy for kids for decades now. LEGO should ignore this asinine protest. Caving to the Feminuts will only lead to more of this. This is a bullying tactic, and there is one way to deal with a bully. YEP! You stand up to them.