Young girl calls out LEGO; GoldieBlox educates girls on engineering

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  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 4, 2014 7:10 p.m.

    "The fact that GoldieBlox won seems to be a testament to the world's eagerness for more toys that help young girls."

    I think it's terrific that there might be more girls with an interest in building things who will find some outlet in toys like these. However, I would be much more impressed if it were not so utterly sexist in its approach.

    From all the stats I've been reviewing from the last decade or so, the segment of our society that appears to be increasingly neglected and suffering from its effects are boys. In just about every metric you care to consider, girls are advancing dramatically while boys are falling farther and farther behind.

    As far as I'm concerned, sexism is no better if it promotes females over males than it is when males are promoted over females. There **must** be a way of boosting **all** children without regard to their sex.

    In the meantime, I hope GoldyBlox won't make the same mistake made by Lego and which Charlotte brought to their attention. That is, that they will include stuff that is fun for both girls **and** boys.

  • Random Redlands, CA
    Feb. 4, 2014 5:15 p.m.

    "We have wrote back to Charlotte"? Wow. Maybe this whole 140 characters isn't the best way to go.