The news has come in that the “female scientists” Lego set, produced after a huge grassroots campaign and petition from parents who wanted more variety in female minifigs, will only exist as a limited edition set. Despite selling out almost immediately, it will not be released as a standard line.
Lego is Refusing to Get the Message
Someone at Lego has decided that they will make more money from parents who like gender segregation and stereotyping than those who loathe it.
Signal Boost: petition Disney to keep Brave’s Merida marketing true to movie
‘Brave’ creator blasts Disney for ‘blatant sexism’ in princess makeover:
“I’ll put up with it, at least for now, because [Lego]’s just so good for little girls’ brains”
“If it takes color-coding or ponies and hairdressers to get girls playing with Lego, I’ll put up with it, at least for now, because it’s just so good for little girls’ brains,” says Lise Eliot. A neuroscientist at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago, Eliot is the author of Pink Brain Blue Brain, a 2009 survey of hundreds of scientific papers on gender differences in children
Femmostroppo Reader December 2, 2010
Items of interest found recently in my RSS feed-reader. What did I miss? Please share what you've been reading (and writing!) in the comments.
Mailbag: Junk mail and Code breaches
I was poking through my junk mail, which has multiplied with the advent of the Season of Consumerism. And I thought I’d share some tidbits. Dick Smith: anyone for “massage”? I’m guessing this is even legal in Texas! “Rechargable Hydra… Read More ›
Girl Dolls That Look Like Actual Girls
Sadly, Feral Cheryl is no more, but Australians will have another alternative to Bratz and Barbie as of tomorrow – Australian Girl Doll [warning: annoying website sound] is hitting the shelves. It looks like the launch will be at Toyworld… Read More ›
Marry, Shag or Cliff: Inaugural Whoydnesday Edition
I have made an executive decision: every now and then Wednesdays around here will be Whodnesdays. This was prompted by paralysis: because Lauredhel and I couldn’t decide from the plethora of choice available for a general Whoniverse Marry, Shag or… Read More ›
Newsflash: Toys Now Indistinguishable From Satire
Because I couldn’t make this up. Not if I tried. Struts Runway Magic. It’s a plastic equine! It’s an unfeasibly insubstantial fashion model! It comes in clearly delineated racial types! It’s – Struts Runway Magic! Now selling at a polymer-soaked… Read More ›