After 7-year-old Charlotte Benjamin's letter to Lego about their lack of girl-friendly toys went viral, it was only a matter of time before the LEGO responded. Charlotte's message is excerpted below:
"Today I went to a store and saw Legos in two sections—the girls' pink and the boys' blue. All the girls did was sit at home, go to the beach, and shop, and they had no jobs but the boys went on adventures, worked, saved people, and had jobs, even swam with sharks.
"I want you to make more Lego girl people and let them go on adventures and have fun, ok!?!..."
Monday night, Lego issued an open commentary on its female minifigures. In the message, the toymaker admits that "Lego play has often been more appealing to boys," but then goes on to name a variety of existing female characters, including "a warrior, a surgeon, a zoologist, athletes, extreme sports characters, rock stars and a scientist."
The main thing we took from this exchange? Women definitely don't need to be worried about future warriors for equal rights. Way to go, Charlotte.