Things that make me hopeful – free lego edition

Free lego with my Cambridge News today!

Woman at the stall in the supermarket said, “We have two boys’ sets, and only one girlie set.” I said, “Well, not happy about the gender stereotyping, but…” and she replied, “Actually, a lot of girls have gone for this one,” pointing to the police helicopter set. Then we talked about grown-ups also liking lego.

(I picked the spaceship)

It bothers me that toys are still segregated in the same ways, but it heartens me to hear that girls ignore that and pick the toy they want, not the toy that’s “meant” for them. It would have been better if the woman had said, “Actually, a lot of boys pick this one” and pointed to the picnic scene set.


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I overthink everything.
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