Dear Indignant Women with Entirely Too Much Time on your Hands:
It has recently come to light that the release of a children's toy custom tailored to the desires and wishes of a specific demographic with whom the product had not previously been popular has so offended a couple of women that they've launched an online petition to have the toy pulled from the marketplace. And they've found 47,000+ (& counting) others who agree with them.
What, prey tell could possibly be so horrible as to garner mainstream media coverage and inspire roughly 50,000 supporters?
Is it a design defective crib killing babies?
Maybe lead paint & arsenic covered Chinese pacifiers?
Perhaps the infuriatingly obnoxious giant purple dinosaur Barney show is set for a relaunch?
None of those. It's actually pink Legos.
Yes, you read that correctly. The Lego company has released a new line of toys for girls which are pink, and that infuriated a couple of women so much, they went and launched an online campaign to have the product discontinued.
Now Lego is a pretty conservative company, so I'm reasonably sure this isn't a publicity stunt on their part. From what I could tell, they tried to figure out why Legos weren't as popular with girls as they are with boys, so they went and did a market study. That means they gathered up a bunch of girls, asked them what they'd like to play with, developed a product according to their wishes, most likely went through several variations according to the feedback, and voila! Here's a toy bespoke for the intended customer, exactly as ordered. And some women got their panties in a bunch as a result.
Now I'm not going to get into countering all the usual feminist rhetoric on sexism, or gender identity, or chauvinism. They're all preposterous and any cited "research", such that it is, supporting these theories are all unfounded, based on fundamentally flawed methodology, and underwritten by feminist PAC's intended to support their radical ideologies. They're entirely baseless and without merit, thus not worthy of dignifying with a response. However, I will make a far more simple argument. One that is based on the fundamental American value of choice.
If you don't like these toys, don't buy them. Simple as that.
This country was founded on principles of freedom; of religion, speech, expression, and consumer choice. It's a wonderful thing to be able to exercise all of those rights we're privileged to enjoy. As evidenced by the sales success of pink Legos, the vast majority in this country are emotionally healthy and mature enough to make their own consumer decisions with little regard for hysterics.
What concept exactly is defined by the imposition of minority volition in defiance of majority will?
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