I have a new hero. She’s 7-years old and her name is Charlotte Benjamin.
Charlotte wrote a letter to the LEGO company on January 25th and took them to task for the disparity between LEGO sets for boys and sets for girls and noted that, while the girls sit at home, the boys get to go off and have adventures — and she’s not okay with that in the least.
Like I said, my hero.
Check out the text of the letter after the break.
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!?!