Insert_blank wrote:Natayla I'm wondering how you feel about the Friends line as a woman and as an awesome builder? A lot of my friends have been giving me shit about Lego recently because of the Friends line. Does it limit girls in any way or force them into domestic settings?
Maybe Lego could do like a college set or something. That way they could do traditional minifigures for everyone, have equal boys and girls (though I guess there would be more female teachers), and you'd get some cool settings like a robotics lab, a student center, or a university cinema. It would promote education, be family friendly, and allow for girls or boys to explore the different roles of college students.
Bragallot wrote:Nowadays it's impossible to do anything without getting anyone offended and that's just a load of bull to me, every single person who complains about sexism, racism or any other imaginary -ism when no one's actually getting hurt should receive a troutslap.
Natalya wrote:The City line is pretty good but it still focuses on masculine stuff more often than not, such as law enforcement or construction. I guess this is a problem of our culture that jobs get gendered.
Natalya wrote:I was hoping Lego would have made the Fiends more articulated than traditional minifigs, not less.
Natalya wrote:Oh and nipple guns are just as dumb as dick guns.
Warhead wrote:my head burns with War.
IVhorseman wrote:But if you make the protagonist or whatever of some adventuring set a female with her plucky male sidekick boyfriend who cooks and cleans and always needs rescuing, you're addressing both little girls who want to be awesome as well as boys who like things that are awesome. Awesomeness can be appreciated across gender boundaries.
IVhorseman wrote:Speaking of construction and masculinity, when I went to Vancouver there was lots of construction going on, and just about every single construction worker I saw was a hot babe. Canada is a very different place.
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