Seven year-old Charlotte Benjamin is sick to death of playing with the girl Lego. In a strongly worded letter to the company, Lego fan Benjamin set out her list of complaints.
"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," she writes.
Benjamin is also bored of having to play with pink lego and all the dull things that the girl Lego are left to do.
"Today I went to a store and saw legos in two sections the girls pink and the boys blue,' she writes. '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," she writes.
Benjamin's father submitted the letter to Sociological Pages, who later posted it to social media. Benjamin's frustrations have obviously hit a nerve with the post already receiving 1390 likes on Twitter and 4107 likes on Facebook and being picked up by media around the world.
As Gawker pointed out, it's not the first time the toy company has been criticised for its boy v girl practices. Something the company has been attempting to address. Last year Lego released its first female lab-scientist figurine.
A career option that we feel Charlotte Benjamin would appreciate.
Benjamin's closing line will ring true to any girl who was ever called a tomboy, had perpetually skinned knees or spent much of her time up a tree instead of playing quietly with dolls.
"I want you to make more Lego girl people and let them go on adventures and have fun ok!?!"
Yes, Lego, and indeed any toy maker out there, more adventures for girls please, OK?
- Daily Life
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