A 7-year-old girl named Charlotte Benjamin recently wrote a letter to LEGO expressing her dissatisfaction with their product. Essentially, she didn’t like the fact that the LEGO girls at her local toy store only “sit at home, go to the beach, and shop, and had no jobs,” while the boy versions got to go “on adventures, worked, saved people, and had jobs.”
It was a simple point, but on that struck a chord with a lot of people.
Charlotte wasn’t looking for the roles to be reversed. She didn’t want boy toys to be forced to sit at home and shop, and girl toys to only work. She just wanted everyone to have the freedom to choose. Because that point resonates with just about everybody, it’s easy to see why her letter has become such a hit.
Here is the letter:
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!?!