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LEGOs for girls has feminist group in a twist
Fox News ^ | 4/20/2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller

Posted on 04/20/2012 8:20:38 AM PDT by antidemoncrat

But the SPARK Movement objects to the "LadyFigs," the female version of the little figures who man the spaceships, trucks and forts children create. "Ladyfigs" are somewhat anatomically correct, which hypersexualizes girls, according to the group.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: feminists; lego; muchadoaboutnothing; protest
Where are all of the feminist groups protesting the way women are treated by Muslims? (Hiding under their desks?)
1 posted on 04/20/2012 8:20:43 AM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: antidemoncrat

A day without p*ssing off a feminist is a wasted day.


2 posted on 04/20/2012 8:24:56 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: antidemoncrat

“Feminist” has become the PC term for “on the rag...always.”


3 posted on 04/20/2012 8:28:13 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: Da Coyote
They need to shut up and get back to their housework. ;)

/johnny

4 posted on 04/20/2012 8:29:43 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

#24 “Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women access to the mainstream of society.”


5 posted on 04/20/2012 8:30:01 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: antidemoncrat

"They have little breasts and they have fancy hair," the organization's executive director, Dana Edell, told FoxNews.com. "And it just disturbs us that this is the image that they want girls to see."
6 posted on 04/20/2012 8:31:15 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

You just can’t win with liberals on these issues.

The feminists have also protested against Barbie, if I recall correctly. Barbie allegedly has an anatomy which is too distorted, and sends the wrong message to girls, and all of that.

Speaking of Barbie, they had come out with a black Barbie doll. But, then black groups got upset, because the black Barbie wasn’t selling well. Black parents weren’t buying the black Barbie in the expected numbers.

And then, black groups had their panties in a twist, when black Barbies went on sale, in a clearance sale, and the price was marked down well below the price of the white Barbie.

Things like this happen, and it makes you think, you just can’t win with liberals, when you try to make politically correct statements with children’s toys.


7 posted on 04/20/2012 8:33:47 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: antidemoncrat
Where are all of the feminist groups protesting the way women are treated by Muslims? (Hiding under their desks?)

over there- standing next to the peta members who dump paint on and harass bikers over wearing leather.
8 posted on 04/20/2012 8:35:14 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: antidemoncrat
In case anyone is wondering, LEGOLand in Winter Haven, FL is a great amusement park

1.5 million LEGO's to do this:


9 posted on 04/20/2012 8:35:50 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
No Feminist thread here is complete without this pic


10 posted on 04/20/2012 8:36:01 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: BenLurkin
"They have little breasts and they have fancy hair," the organization's executive director, Dana Edell, told FoxNews.com. " They're way more feminine than we are, and we're jealous.
11 posted on 04/20/2012 8:39:09 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: dfwgator
It took me a minute to see it. And then came the coffee spewing via the nostrils.

/johnny

12 posted on 04/20/2012 8:42:10 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: antidemoncrat

What a feminist callse highly sexualized.... the skirt might be a little short, but hardly is this a model of a vixen. I think feminists are just jealous this doll can wear a cute strapped T without it showing off her back bacon, and they can't.

13 posted on 04/20/2012 8:42:10 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: HamiltonJay

That’s it? Only a pervert would call that “hypersexualized”. Or a mind sick in other ways.


14 posted on 04/20/2012 8:46:16 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: JRandomFreeper

“They need to shut up and get back to their housework. ;)”

LOL!


15 posted on 04/20/2012 8:49:27 AM PDT by LBKQ
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To: antidemoncrat

From the article:
Edell, meanwhile, said she’s looking forward to telling LEGO executives to better focus their efforts to producing toys that expands the “mind and creativity” of girls and boys alike.

....Instead of telling LEGO executives what to do, if Edell thinks this is so important, she should start her OWN toy company and then she can run it any way she pleases. Otherwise....shut up. Seems to me that people who do not want this or any other toy can simply not buy it.


16 posted on 04/20/2012 8:49:42 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: HamiltonJay

Where are the stiletto heels, if these are really so hypersexualized?


17 posted on 04/20/2012 8:51:20 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: BenLurkin

Venus de Lego.


18 posted on 04/20/2012 8:54:34 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: FamiliarFace

Hey, be nice, Laz is trying to recover.


19 posted on 04/20/2012 8:56:23 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: FamiliarFace
Where are the stiletto heels, if these are really so hypersexualized?

On the one standing to the right of the "A".

20 posted on 04/20/2012 8:59:44 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
It is a fundamental mistake to try to "make politically correct statements," either with children's toys or anything else. People have preferences, usually natural. In a free society, there is absolutely nothing wrong with having preferences. That is what freedom is about. And the idea that it is wrong for girls to seek appealing images for themselves, is sheer insanity.

William Flax

21 posted on 04/20/2012 9:05:14 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: antidemoncrat
My neice likes LEGOs. Female figures are hard to come by. I got her a set with this figure - not just any female - but WONDER WOMAN!!!
22 posted on 04/20/2012 9:05:23 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Da Coyote
"p*ssing off a feminist"

The motto of NOW (national association of nags):

"We Are Offended"

23 posted on 04/20/2012 10:10:21 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: HamiltonJay

That’s cute! Companies are D&^*ED if the do and D*&^ED if they don’t. What did the feminazis want, little girl figures with butch hair cuts and work shoes?


24 posted on 04/20/2012 10:10:48 AM PDT by madison10
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To: antidemoncrat
FTA: "Girls aren't building space shuttles, they're getting their nails done."

Oh, come on ... look at the role models they put up for girls. Paris Hilton, Lindsey Lohan, Miley Cyrus, the Kardashians, etc., etc. -- tell me again how many of this genre are out building space shuttles and how many are getting their nails done? When was the last time TMZ caught one of these chicks at JPL or even the Griffith Park Observatory instead of in front of some Hollywood night club? Give me a break.

25 posted on 04/20/2012 10:27:00 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (Newt's not a perfect candidate but Jesus isn't running this year. - shoff)
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To: antidemoncrat

What - they want the figures to resemble Bella Abzug?!!


26 posted on 04/20/2012 10:32:54 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks antidemoncrat.
...the female version of the little figures who man [sic] the spaceships, trucks and forts children create... are somewhat anatomically correct, which hypersexualizes girls, according to the group.
Because, y'know, without media companies and toy manufacturers, little kids would never develop into sexual beings.


27 posted on 04/20/2012 6:13:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: antidemoncrat
It turns out these people are lefties who hate anything that might indicate gender specificity. You know, skirts/dresses, the color pink, long hair, that sort of thing.

http://sparkamovement.tumblr.com/

28 posted on 04/21/2012 2:00:49 PM PDT by Houmatt (NObama in 2012!)
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To: HamiltonJay

This is so cute. I want it.


29 posted on 04/21/2012 2:09:34 PM PDT by esquirette ("Our hearts are restless until they find rest in Thee." ~ Augustine)
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