Friday, April 20, 2012

First They Came for Barbie: Feminists Run Amok

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 '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.


  1. The "feminist" movement does NOT speak for me, nor for most women I know. Their knickers are in a twist over things that don't even cross most women's minds.

  2. Ah Rabbit, you must be one of those deluded right-wing whackos that believe in God, personal responsibility, and bunch of other crazy stuff. I bet you even think it's good for moms to stay home with their kids.

  3. Rabbit, right on! Sahib, I love when I read something ridiculous and a bit later you post about it and share your thoughts. Personally, I have concluded that these (be it inside and/or outside) are ugly people with dark hearts and minds. One of my best memories is of my daughter now almost 14, who built really cool Lego stuff when she was little.

  4. Grateful to God for impressing upon me the weight of responsibility of motherhood. My children are my mission field, and my home is my service. A liberal feminist would never comprehend that.

    1. What a huge blessing to be able to be at home w/ your children. Don't ever let the "world" tell you otherwise. Carma @got_Carma

  5. I'm thankful that Mrs. Sahib has been able to stay home with our boys. Not that a little extra income wouldn't be nice, but it's worth the sacrifice.

  6. I don't know what Sahib thinks, but that LEGO chick is hot! She's got kind of a sultry, Christina Aguilera meets June Cleaver thing going on!

  7. Has the lovely Ms. Edell and SPARK commented on the recent catalog from Urban Outfitters that features two apparently teenaged girls making out? Guess that one hit a little too close to home for Ms. Edell, not that there's anything wrong with that.

  8. What I want to know is: Why is it bad to have boobies and nice hair and know how to cook ANd build space shuttles? Haven't we been told since some time in the late 70's or early 80's we CAN have it all??? Isn't that the definition of feminazism? They really mad because that looks like a kitchen!! And I'm pretty sure you can take those shoes off.........
    MRS C

  9. Don't be too hard are SB Anthony, Sahib. While pro-abortion feminists screech otherwise, Ms Anthony was pro-life and they hate it. Mrs C, you make a great point, "Why is it bad to have boobies and nice hair and know how to cook ANd build space shuttles?" My dolls w/ boobies didn't corrupt me in my youth, it was the Playboy magazine that my sisters and I found under our parents' bed that planted the first seeds. So, yes, these "feminists" are so misguided and contradictory, it hard to know where to begin.
    Carma @got_Carma