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