|Behold this travesty against women and young girls!|
A few weeks ago I decried the death of the civil rights movement in my post, "When did I have a dream, become I have a hoodie?" After some reflection, the civil rights movement is positively vibrant compared to the feminist movement.
After successfully insisting on breast-reduction surgery for Barbie in the late '90, the feminists have turned their ire to Lego. Yes devoted readers, you read that right. Lego. The Spark (Sexualization, Protest, Action, Resistance, Knowledge) movement has targeted the new Lego Friends as an evil that must not go unchallenged.
"Ladyfigs are somewhat anatomically correct, which hypersexualizes girls, according to the group. '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.'"So according to Ms. Edell, girls want to be flat-chested with drab hair? Of course, her true agenda came through in her next quote.
"What it's doing is telling girls that this is what's important to you," Edell said of the beauty parlor and hot tub sets. "Girls aren't building space shuttles, they're getting their nails done."Ahh, Bach! (for M*A*S*H fans) It's not that the little Lego girl has vaguely feminine features that has Ms. Edell's undergarments in a twist, it's that she has girly-stuff accessories. I understand why situations like these confuse liberals in general and feminists specifically. In the liberal Utopia, the masses are told what to buy, think, and feel by those who know what's best for them. It would never occur to them to... maybe... just not buy Lego Friends? Last time I checked, Lego security is not manning store toy departments and smacking Space Shuttle Lego kits out of little girls' hands. I don't believe a Y chromosome check is required to purchase Harry Potter sets.
Hey! I have a novel idea. Lego exists to make money right? So if people don't buy Lego Friends, they don't make as much money, right? So just maybe, if enough people who agree with Ms. Edell don't buy Lego Friends, Lego will stop making them because they are not generating revenue. Of course it is also possible that Ms. Edell and her merry maids are the lunatic fringe and Lego Friends may be wildly popular with little girls. Why don't we let market forces decide? That would, however; require allowing people the freedom to CHOOSE how they wish to spend their money. And we all know how much liberals love that!
So this is what the feminist movement has devolved into, breast reductions for plastic dolls, dictating product line decisions to private companies, and demanding free birth control pills. As with most liberal movements, the feminist movement has long ago confused the fight for equal opportunity with the demand of equal outcome. Susan B. Anthony would be so proud. If she had a daughter, I'm sure she would look just like Sandra Fluke.