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2013-06-30 02:48:25 AM  

doglover: WhippingBoy:
There was a study a while back where test subjects were shown pictures of 50 naked men and 50 naked women and were asked to pick out which were the men and which were the women. Out of 1000 test subjects, not a single one of them could tell which ones were the men and which ones were the women.

Obesity culture.


You can't use those terms, lego rapist
 
2013-06-30 02:49:42 AM  
Lego is a pretty PC company actually. They have ethnically neutral yellow dudes and no guns etc... long before other companies were so strict. The simple fact is that their default product is perceived as too masculine by their market, so they did what they could to address it.  Making totally gender neutral toys was tried for years and years to resounding failure in the female market. It's really no fault of theirs.
 
2013-06-30 02:54:23 AM  

safetycap: Canton: On the one hand, no, Lego doesn't need to market "girl" Legos. On the other hand, I kinda dig this workshop. Especially the robot.

The "girl" minifigs are an  UNHOLY ABOMINATION, compatible with nothing, barely posable and utterly useless.

Why Lego, Inc couldn't-I don't know-use the existing girl minifigs in their "Friends" line is beyond me.


They can hold the same katanas & shiat as Ninjago. Hell, one of the Friends kits is a little martial arts studio thing, and I recognize the katana & the helmet from Ninjago sets.

I haven't tried slapping Atlantis helmets on the Friends, or sticking them in my Lego X-Wing, but my daughter likes her Friends & my son's Lego sets. My son mainly avoids the Friends minifigs, but isn't opposed to ninja attacks on Olivia's house.

/childless lonely farkers like to be outraged over shiat
 
2013-06-30 02:59:58 AM  

pvrhye: Lego is a pretty PC company actually. They have ethnically neutral yellow dudes and no guns etc... long before other companies were so strict. The simple fact is that their default product is perceived as too masculine by their market, so they did what they could to address it.  Making totally gender neutral toys was tried for years and years to resounding failure in the female market. It's really no fault of theirs.


i.ebayimg.com
 
2013-06-30 03:00:47 AM  

Cyno01: pvrhye: Lego is a pretty PC company actually. They have ethnically neutral yellow dudes and no guns etc... long before other companies were so strict. The simple fact is that their default product is perceived as too masculine by their market, so they did what they could to address it.  Making totally gender neutral toys was tried for years and years to resounding failure in the female market. It's really no fault of theirs.

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There goes the property value of my lego house.
 
2013-06-30 03:01:50 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: lego rapist


www.moderntribe.com
 
2013-06-30 03:02:16 AM  

pvrhye: and no guns


cache.lego.com
You sure about that?
 
2013-06-30 03:02:24 AM  
Wait... They have guns....

A few years ago they put out Clikits, jewelry that could be customized. I'm pretty sure it tanked. Lego has been trying for awhile to get into the girl market. The Friends sets have a bunch of pieces so you can play with the bakery as a bakery, plates and food and a blender among others. Girls have a different kind of pretend play where those pieces can be important. It will keep them playing with Legos for longer.
 
2013-06-30 03:03:04 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-30 03:03:07 AM  

Cyno01: pvrhye: Lego is a pretty PC company actually. They have ethnically neutral yellow dudes and no guns etc... long before other companies were so strict. The simple fact is that their default product is perceived as too masculine by their market, so they did what they could to address it.  Making totally gender neutral toys was tried for years and years to resounding failure in the female market. It's really no fault of theirs.

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That's a special Lando Calrissian figure though. It's not standard fare by any means.
 
2013-06-30 03:03:52 AM  

Hickory-smoked: Gdalescrboz: Because they aren't girls until they decide to be, or whatever that retarded gender neutral upbringing BS argument is

Conversely, we could consider that "Toys Girls Like" and "Toys Boys Like" as a venn diaphragm, and non-pastel, non-hyper-specialized Legos fit in that crossover area perfectly comfortably for like 40 goddamn years.


Eh...doesn't the first line of the article sort of contradict that? And most of the lines thereafter?
 
2013-06-30 03:04:45 AM  

Cyno01: pvrhye: Lego is a pretty PC company actually. They have ethnically neutral yellow dudes and no guns etc... long before other companies were so strict. The simple fact is that their default product is perceived as too masculine by their market, so they did what they could to address it.  Making totally gender neutral toys was tried for years and years to resounding failure in the female market. It's really no fault of theirs.

[i.ebayimg.com image 224x300]


Well, except in their special lines... You caught me on the corner case exception. Notable that it's clearly a sci-fi gun though.
 
2013-06-30 03:06:29 AM  
Clearly LEGO is misogynistic and other bad things that aren't good to the ladies. It cannot possibly be that they are attempting to increase their base of purchasing peoples in a proven manner which is researched out and is been understood for decades. Danmark is a shiat place for bad people.
 
2013-06-30 03:08:55 AM  
Uh, if you don't like it, buy your daughter/niece the ones aimed at boys.

Obviously some kids like the different colored ones and they are selling. I'm failing to be outraged here.
 
2013-06-30 03:10:39 AM  

Korzine: corq: the generic wholesale bucket of legos where a kid has to decide what something will become, all on their own.

That's worth getting by itself just for the magic Lego separator.


i.imgur.com

These are standard in some of the bigger sets too now.  Also available individually from the LEGO site.
 
2013-06-30 03:11:00 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Gender roles are bullshiat. Which is why if you took a boy and a girl and raised them identically, they'd end up indistinguishable as adults. Everyone, regardless of genetic makeup, is exactly the same.


Wrong. Males and females produce different concentrations of different chemicals internally.
 
2013-06-30 03:18:16 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: capt.hollister: Why do girls need to play with special purple and pink Legos instead of the regular Lego sets? Are parents of girls that scared to buy regular sets?

Subby nailed it.

/so many parents are still staunchly attached to gender roles.

Still? When did this happen? By the article's own admission, old Lego sets used to be gender neutral. At what point did "parents" become "still staunchly attached to gener roles" enough to influence Lego to make an entirely new product line?

It's a bit confusing to think that parents of the 2000's are more obsessed with gender roles than parents of the 50's and 60's.


Regular Lego sets were gender neutral, but many parents aren't. Too many parents would not dream of buying regular Legos for their daughters, they're stuck with the belief that Legos are for boys.  Also, keep in mind that this is a big world. How many Asian,  Eastern European, Middle Eastern, etc... parents would ever buy their daughters a Lego set ?

These pink sets may be a big success, but what percentage of Lego sales are still for boys ?
 
2013-06-30 03:21:51 AM  
My dad bought my five-year-old one of those sets. I like it because most of her pieces are a different color than the ocean of Legos the rest of the kids have. She can keep track of them easier.

My none of my older daughters have ever asked for these sets.
 
2013-06-30 03:24:17 AM  

doglover: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Gender roles are bullshiat.

I dunno, I don't think chicks do this kind of thing: Link

If you know those who do, please introduce me to them.


LMAO ... "Oh mein arsch! Oh mein arsch!" ... LMAOsm ... Lurve his English speech too.

Sadly, IRL I would totally bed this dude.
 
2013-06-30 03:25:23 AM  

Korzine: That's a special Lando Calrissian figure though. It's not standard fare by any means.


pvrhye: Well, except in their special lines... You caught me on the corner case exception. Notable that it's clearly a sci-fi gun though.


Nah, lego has had guns for a looooong time. The old pirate sets came with flintlocks and muskets.

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Then they had wild west sets that had long guns and revolvers.

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Now theres even a tommy gun thats used by henchmen in batman sets.
images.wikia.com

But yeah, somewhere along the line they stopped using megaphones and video cameras for guns in star wars sets.

images.wikia.com images.wikia.com

BUT!

Lando Calrisian, just like how he was the only black man in the Star Wars universe, was also the first black minifig. But of course this one is more badass.

i.imgur.com

Since the introduction of the Lando and subsequent minifigs of a non ambiguous ethnicity, for licensed sets white characters have been white, not yellow, while for things like Lego town and their own lines, the minifigs are all still the raceless yellow.

www.kenmorethompson.com
 
2013-06-30 03:26:04 AM  
whenever I hear that gender roles are completely social I am reminded of the case of Bruce Reimer, who was born a boy and after a botched circumcision was raised as a little girl, his parents were told that since gender roles are societal the infant would have no trouble adusting.

Wrong,

This kids life was miserable. He always felt off and eventually had a sex change to become male again.

This story is just one of literally piles and piles of evidence showing that gender roles are to some extent inherent. I know that's inconvenient but it's true.
 
2013-06-30 03:26:42 AM  
I tried to get my stepdaughter into Legos.  I even had my personal Mindstorms set I offered to let her play with.  Sadly, she only cared about the Power Puff Girls and Sailor Moon.

And before anyone suggests "American Culture", she wasn't an American and had not assimilated yet.
 
2013-06-30 03:31:30 AM  

Cyno01: Korzine: That's a special Lando Calrissian figure though. It's not standard fare by any means.

pvrhye: Well, except in their special lines... You caught me on the corner case exception. Notable that it's clearly a sci-fi gun though.

Nah, lego has had guns for a looooong time. The old pirate sets came with flintlocks and muskets.

 

Then they had wild west sets that had long guns and revolvers.

 

Now theres even a tommy gun thats used by henchmen in batman sets.


But yeah, somewhere along the line they stopped using megaphones and video cameras for guns in star wars sets.

 

BUT!

Lando Calrisian, just like how he was the only black man in the Star Wars universe, was also the first black minifig. But of course this one is more badass.



Since the introduction of the Lando and subsequent minifigs of a non ambiguous ethnicity, for licensed sets white characters have been white, not yellow, while for things like Lego town and their own lines, the minifigs are all still the raceless yellow.


First pic set- sad mini dildo alert!
 
2013-06-30 03:32:48 AM  

freetomato: Cyno01: Korzine: That's a special Lando Calrissian figure though. It's not standard fare by any means.

pvrhye: Well, except in their special lines... You caught me on the corner case exception. Notable that it's clearly a sci-fi gun though.

Nah, lego has had guns for a looooong time. The old pirate sets came with flintlocks and muskets.

Then they had wild west sets that had long guns and revolvers.

Now theres even a tommy gun thats used by henchmen in batman sets.


But yeah, somewhere along the line they stopped using megaphones and video cameras for guns in star wars sets.

BUT!

Lando Calrisian, just like how he was the only black man in the Star Wars universe, was also the first black minifig. But of course this one is more badass.

Since the introduction of the Lando and subsequent minifigs of a non ambiguous ethnicity, for licensed sets white characters have been white, not yellow, while for things like Lego town and their own lines, the minifigs are all still the raceless yellow.

First pic set- sad mini dildo alert!


Oh god, you just ruined that piece for me forever.
 
2013-06-30 03:40:29 AM  

Korzine: That's worth getting by itself just for the magic Lego separator.


I did that with my fingernails. No prob.

Kids these days. Sheesh.
 
2013-06-30 03:42:21 AM  

The water was cold: I'll just stop there.


Good idea.
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2013-06-30 04:11:37 AM  

wingnutx: RenownedCurator: when she received a set of pink cupcake duplos for her birthday from a friend -- she went nuts.

I just got those for my niece. She loves them.


And I should get some sleep because my rapid reading comprehension skills appear to be fading.

On the other hand, I'll bet that sets of pink cupcake dildos would be an excellent money spinner.
 
2013-06-30 04:18:28 AM  

worlddan: randomjsa:  If your daughter wants the castle or the space station, then buy it. If she wants the 'doll house' looking thing, that's fine too. So what?

Children's minds are a blank slate, they only know what they have been programmed to know by their sexist, illiterate parents who either consciously or unconsciously set them up to be victimized by patriarchy.


Unless parents raise their kid in a box, with no contact at all to our larger civilization, their kids will absorb our society's gender norms. People tend to underestimate how freaky smart and observant babies are. They know their sex, are able to recognize people of their same gender, and make generalization about appropriate gender behavior through sheer observation.
 
2013-06-30 04:28:27 AM  
Meh.  I always preferred Construx.

/too bad I was apparently in the minority
 
2013-06-30 04:31:56 AM  

Jorn the Younger: I always preferred Construx.


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2013-06-30 04:38:35 AM  

Bumblefark: Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: I think part of it is societal expectations, but I've also been around enough kids to know that even one year old girls love baby dolls and will go nuts "caring" for them, while the boys are off in the corner hitting shiat with fake swords.

I've got twins, a boy and a girl -- pretty much a natural experiment in nature vs. nurture, since my wife and I have always been very careful to give both children all the same opportunities, privileges, routines, etc.

Yeah -- the behavioral sex differences become apparent quite early. We noticed them even before the age of 1. Now, at the age of 2, the differences are pretty stark. The boy mostly just wants to see how far he can hurl things, preferably of the breakable variety, while the girl likes to shadow me around the house and imitate whatever I'm doing.

Anyone that thinks gender is fully reducible to socialization must not have ever met an actual human child.


Your boy is already training to become the next Alpha dog, but your girl recognizes your rightful place(not via dangly bits, just age and size) But, you see, her imitating is also training to become the next Alpha, doing what the Alpha does.

So, watch your back.

The girl will kneel behind you and the boy throw stuff at you until you back up and trip.  Once you're down, it's a much more even fight.
 
2013-06-30 04:41:07 AM  

Bumblefark: the behavioral sex differences become apparent quite early. We noticed them even before the age of 1. Now, at the age of 2, the differences are pretty stark. The boy mostly just wants to see how far he can hurl things, preferably of the breakable variety, while the girl likes to shadow me around the house and imitate whatever I'm doing.

Anyone that thinks gender is fully reducible to socialization must not have ever met an actual human child.


Your description of your boy and girl describes my sister and me. She wanted pink fluffy stuff, pageants, typical girl stuff. I was making toy guns out of sticks, breaking bricks for the fun of it,typical boy stuff. Our parents didn't treat us differently - we just were different. The thing is, I'm trans. I was born female. Socialized female. I lived that way until I was about 35, and finally figured out what the problem was.

So what does that mean? I sure don't have any answers. I tend to think it means that some gender differences really are inherent, if having a girl's name, social identity, and body still can't suppress the traits a boy's (or boy-like) brain produces, but I could easily see it meaning the exact opposite. I wouldn't agree that it meant that gender roles are so strong in society that a person has to switch genders to switch roles, but I could understand why someone might make an argument like that. It's a neat thing to think about, anyway.

I'd like to see more research done on brain differences between genders that includes trans people. What already has been done is pretty damned interesting as far as which brain characteristics that tend to vary between male and female brains are female-like in MTFs (male to female) and male-like in FTMs (female to male), and which ones are already so before the administration of any hormones. I think we might find some of the answers to these questions in those structural differences, if we ask the questions properly and research with the goal of understanding the genders of brains, and not with the narrower goal of asking why transgendered people are transgendered.
 
2013-06-30 04:59:09 AM  

Cyno01: Theyre coming out with a line of pink nerf guns pretty soon.

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Theyre all brand new blasters too, not just pink recolors.

After the Rebelle line launches theyre releasing a ZombieStrike like which are the new girl blasters recolored for boys.

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I've had an informal survey of two adults (one male and one female)

That campaign does it right.

/want the bow
//and the crossbow
//pink version looks cooler than the orange version
 
2013-06-30 05:05:13 AM  

doglover: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Gender roles are bullshiat.

I dunno, I don't think chicks do this kind of thing: Link

If you know those who do, please introduce me to them.


Close enough.
 
2013-06-30 05:08:26 AM  
I've always been puzzled by those who insist that gender is just a social construct, created by the different ways in which boys and girls are raised. If you believe that's true, doesn't that imply that there can be no such thing as transsexuals? According to these people, if a woman is born in a man's body and then raised as a boy, noone would be the wiser. And yet that's not the case.

Strange, since the 'gender is a social construct' people are usually the extremely PC crowd, who'd crucify anyone who denied that transsexualism is a thing.
 
2013-06-30 05:12:18 AM  
I hope it's already been said (thread is tl;dr), but they can have sets that feature female characters, particular interests, etc. without the damned farkin' pink bullshiat everywhere!
 
2013-06-30 05:15:54 AM  

ELKAY: whenever I hear that gender roles are completely social I am reminded of the case of Bruce Reimer, who was born a boy and after a botched circumcision was raised as a little girl, his parents were told that since gender roles are societal the infant would have no trouble adusting.

Wrong,

This kids life was miserable. He always felt off and eventually had a sex change to become male again.


...and then committed suicide. It's pretty much -the- perfect argument that gender is not a choice.
 
2013-06-30 05:20:45 AM  

Philonius: I've always been puzzled by those who insist that gender is just a social construct, created by the different ways in which boys and girls are raised. If you believe that's true, doesn't that imply that there can be no such thing as transsexuals? According to these people, if a woman is born in a man's body and then raised as a boy, noone would be the wiser. And yet that's not the case.

Strange, since the 'gender is a social construct' people are usually the extremely PC crowd, who'd crucify anyone who denied that transsexualism is a thing.

The problem with most psych/social behavior is that it ends up being a "why not both" situation. Gender roles aren't just nature and aren't just nurture, but somewhere in between.
 
2013-06-30 05:29:20 AM  

JPINFV: doglover: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Gender roles are bullshiat.

I dunno, I don't think chicks do this kind of thing: Link

If you know those who do, please introduce me to them.

Close enough.


NOT EVEN.

A: She's wearing her clothes. She's not expecting to take a swim.
B: She's hesitantly testing the ice. She's being hesitant and cautious.
C: She didn't give a speech first. She's not doing this for "look how big my balls are" reasons.

She falls through the ice timidly and against her will.

The German guy almost? breaks his tailbone because he, with no testing or hesitation, tells the world to go fark itself and arschbombes the ice, expecting to break through. He eats shiat instead, but like a man. Pure testosterone fueled stupidity to show who's the alpha dog.
 
2013-06-30 05:37:30 AM  

JPINFV: ELKAY: whenever I hear that gender roles are completely social I am reminded of the case of Bruce Reimer, who was born a boy and after a botched circumcision was raised as a little girl, his parents were told that since gender roles are societal the infant would have no trouble adusting.

Wrong,

This kids life was miserable. He always felt off and eventually had a sex change to become male again.

...and then committed suicide. It's pretty much -the- perfect argument that gender is not a choice.

Dr. Money forced the twins to rehearse sexual acts involving "thrusting movements," with David playing the bottom role.[4] David Reimer painfully recalled that, as a child, he had to get "down on all fours" with his brother, Brian Reimer, "up behind his butt" with "his crotch against" his "buttocks".[4] Dr. Money forced David, in another sexual position, to have his "legs spread" with Brian on top.[4] Dr. Money also forced the children to take their "clothes off" and engage in "genital inspections."[4] On at "least one occasion," Dr. Money took a photograph of the two children doing these activities.[4] Dr. Money's rationale for these various treatments was his belief that "childhood 'sexual rehearsal play'" was important for a "healthy adult gender identity."[4]


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What in the sam hill....
 
2013-06-30 05:49:57 AM  

doglover: What in the sam hill....


You can always check out the L&O:SVU episode.
 
2013-06-30 06:02:23 AM  

quatchi: That reminded me of an old Dennis Miller line from back before he caught the derp.

"Your vagina goes inward, you introspect. Our penises stick outward, we want to knock things over with it."


www.piccer.nl
 
2013-06-30 06:16:54 AM  

doglover:
What in the sam hill....

Aha, that must be where they got the farked-up plot for that Law & Order SVU episode.


pvrhye: Cyno01: pvrhye: Lego is a pretty PC company actually. They have ethnically neutral yellow dudes and no guns etc... long before other companies were so strict. The simple fact is that their default product is perceived as too masculine by their market, so they did what they could to address it.  Making totally gender neutral toys was tried for years and years to resounding failure in the female market. It's really no fault of theirs.

[i.ebayimg.com image 224x300]

Well, except in their special lines... You caught me on the corner case exception. Notable that it's clearly a sci-fi gun though.


Lego includes quite a few weapons, but when your Lego guys need a serious arsenal try Combat Brick.


octopied: Uh, if you don't like it, buy your daughter/niece the ones aimed at boys.

Obviously some kids like the different colored ones and they are selling. I'm failing to be outraged here.


This is the potential problem that I alluded to earlier. They make a few pink ones and market them to girls and now the others can be seen as "aimed at boys" by default. Making it easier/more attractive for a girl to play with Lego is great, but it's counterbalanced by the sense that they've built her a little pink ghetto and if she ventures outside its walls she's playing with "boys' toys," which is same problem she had in the first place except now it is officially reinforced.

/not outraged but it isn't an unmitigated positive either
 
2013-06-30 06:26:14 AM  

TheOmni: Because gender roles and gender policing is a pretty large part of our society. Because our society has a lot of bullshiat in it in order to help prop up all the other bullshiat.

~
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It takes two to tango, sizzlechest.

Females needs are dumb enough to buy GENDER POLICE approved items, therefore the culprit is....?
 
2013-06-30 06:33:25 AM  

Big Ramifications: TheOmni: Because gender roles and gender policing is a pretty large part of our society. Because our society has a lot of bullshiat in it in order to help prop up all the other bullshiat.
~
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It takes two to tango, sizzlechest.

Females needs are dumb enough to buy GENDER POLICE approved items, therefore the culprit is....?

~
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Females needs are dumb enough to buy GENDER POLICE approved items, therefore the culprit is....?

Dunno how that stuck in there.

50 years of modern feminism and where has it taken society? Enough of the p!ssant excuses, time to start producing the goods.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85HT4Om6JT4
 
2013-06-30 06:36:34 AM  
 
2013-06-30 06:37:10 AM  

WhippingBoy: Dad: What do you want for Christmas, honey?
Daughter: I want a dolly
Dad: Oh-Ho, we can't have that. People will think I'm an unenlightened parent. And we both know how important other people's opinions are. How about an air wrench instead? Gotta bust those gender roles you know!
Daughter: That sucks. I want a dolly.
Dad: Now don't be difficult. You know I have to be able to brag to complete strangers about what a great person I am because I got you something that broke the chains of oppression
Daughter: I WANT A DOLLY!!!
Dad: C'mon now. Christmas isn't about you...


Yeah, what do you do with a girl who really wants to be a girl? My niece grew up in a house full of icky boys (she has four brothers). If ANYONE was going to not be a girly-girl, it should have been Ashlyn. So guess who latched onto Disney princesses and pink and My Little Kitty and everything sugar and spice? Yep, right out of the womb, if it was pink, it was hers.

And her little brother, who by rights should have been a fairy since Ashlyn raised him from a pup? Princesses and their billowy skirts were "wockets" as far as he was concerned. Nobody taught him that: Sleeping Beauty was blasting off from the launch pad all by herself.

They're just different. Sorry folks.
 
2013-06-30 06:42:59 AM  

Big Ramifications: TheOmni: Because gender roles and gender policing is a pretty large part of our society. Because our society has a lot of bullshiat in it in order to help prop up all the other bullshiat.
~
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It takes two to tango, sizzlechest.

Females needs are dumb enough to buy GENDER POLICE approved items, therefore the culprit is....?


.... society, as said in the post you replied to. Which includes women.

Monkeyfark Ridiculoushad it right when he/she said:

This is the potential problem that I alluded to earlier. They make a few pink ones and market them to girls and now the others can be seen as "aimed at boys" by default. Making it easier/more attractive for a girl to play with Lego is great, but it's counterbalanced by the sense that they've built her a little pink ghetto and if she ventures outside its walls she's playing with "boys' toys," which is same problem she had in the first place except now it is officially reinforced.

Also, those who are saying nothing about gender roles is enforced by parents/society should ask themselves how they'd feel about their son wanting to wear dresses and play with barbies.

/it is a 2 way street, as proved by the existence of transsexuals, and the matter is far from sorted out, or understood at all
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(bbq hot)
 
2013-06-30 06:47:18 AM  
I would marry the woman that could build a scale Lego model of the battleship Yamato.
 
2013-06-30 06:48:41 AM  
David Pickett blogs about Legos at , where he's criticized the Lego Friends' gender implications. "Their legs can't move independently, so they move as one big block," he points out.

That's not the case with "minifigs" - the classic Lego minifigures with stocky little torsos, snap-off heads, and feet designed to click onto Lego blocks. Additionally, Lego Friends cannot turn their wrists.

"That sort of sends a message about what we expect women being able to do physically," Pickett notes.



No it doesn't. He's overthinking this. What's more likely is some accountant decided "this is for little kids, they won't care if the legs don't move. We can cut costs on this one."
 
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