Today.com : At last! LEGO creates a female scientist minifigure
Today.com article of the female scientist minifig. I posted a pic of one these a few days ago one of my favorite of series 11. Why because it’s a minifig of my wife. She’s a scientist and has a minor in chemistry. Two great articles to read.
This LEGO minifigure isn’t wearing pink, and she isn’t showing any skin. Her wardrobe consists of a crisp white lab uniform and glasses, and her little claw hands grasp two itty-bitty Erlenmeyer flasks.
The “Scientist” just hit stores on Sept. 1 as part of LEGO’s Minifigure Series 11, and she’s already being hailed as a stereotype-busting hero of the toy aisle. Those who have kept a wary eye on LEGO’s pastel-hued, cleavage-heavy, hair-salon-loving minifigures for girls say the Scientist is a big, big deal and the first of its kind.
“Let us hope that this is only the beginning,” science editor and writer Maia Weinstock declared in an in-depth blog post for ScientificAmerican.com.
“I think this figure is a positive step because it portrays a woman in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) career without resorting to gender stereotyping by making her pink or calling her a ‘lady scientist,’” Elizabeth Sweet, a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of California, Davis, told LiveScience.
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Breaking Brick Stereotypes: LEGO Unveils a Female Scientist
Another article on the Female Scientist This is the blog mentioned in the Today.com article.
It’s 11:47 am on the Sunday before Labor Day, and I’m staking out a LEGO store inside a Byzantine shopping mall on the outskirts of Boston. I am here with a coterie of children and parents, the lot of us waiting impatiently while three LEGO associates in black shirts and khakis make their last-minute preparations before the onslaught begins.