The Lego Gender Swap


For an early Christmas present, I bought Nora a small Lego set, and she and I had fun putting it together a few days ago. It’s part of Lego’s “City” collection: a fire chief’s car. It comes with a firefighter figure, a cat, a tree for the cat to get caught in, and a tuna for the fire-fighter to help entice the cat down.

It also comes with the cat’s owner: a classic Lego mini-fig, who is clearly female, thanks to the use of lipstick and long, flowing blonde hair.

But, spot the assumption, why don’t you? Why can’t the female figure be the firefighter?

Well, as you can see from the picture above, we fixed that. How do you think we did?


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