One little girl’s letter to toy company Lego, blasting its attitude toward women, has caused a stir on social media after a sociology blog shared it on Twitter.
In a hand-written message, 7-year-old Charlotte Benjamin expressed her disappointment that Lego does not have many products that target girls.
“I don’t like that there are more Lego boy people and barely any Lego girls,” she wrote.
She also criticized the company's portrayal of women via their attire and activities. She noted that all the boy products are blue while girls are pink, and that while boy characters engage in exciting adventures, the Lego "girl people" were limited to traditional gender roles.
“All the girls did was sit at home, go to the beach, and shop … the boys went on adventures, worked, saved people and had jobs, even swam with sharks,” she wrote.
In 2012, WABC reported that some customers were upset with Lego’s new “Friends” line, which featured female characters dressed in revealing clothing and participating in activities such as baking and shopping.
Representatives at Lego did not respond to ABC News’ requests for a comment.
Despite her grievances, Charlotte acknowledged she still “loves” Lego products, and has only a simple request for the company.
“I want you to make more Lego girl people and let them go on adventures and have fun. OK!??”