Seven Year Old Girl's Letter to Lego Sets off Debate

By: News 10
By: News 10

"Dear Lego company:

My name is Charlotte. I am 7 years old and I love legos but I don’t like that there are more Lego boy people and barely any Lego girls.
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!?!

Thank you.
From Charlotte."
 

A seven year old girl wrote a letter to Lego, telling them what she thinks they need to do.

Charlotte Benjamin hand wrote a letter to Lego, telling them how much she loves them, but expressing her disappointment in the number of Lego girls that are available.

She compares the boy figures going on adventures, saving people, working at different jobs, and even swimming with sharks, to girl figures sitting home, going to the beach, and shopping.

Charlotte's mother sent her daughter's letter to a newspaper's website, and now the photo of the letter has gone viral, and sparked a debate over gender roles and the popular line of building blocks.

You can read Charlotte's letter by scrolling down to the photo at the end of this story.

Lego Letter


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