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"As Times reporter Shari Roan blogs, some parent and consumer groups are up in arms because of the new Lego line for girls. They claim that it reinforces gender stereotypes, and they have a point. Lego didn't just respond to the demand it saw for more brightly colored Legos with more realistic figures. Look at the commercials that go with the Lego Friends line, and what you see are a lot of pink and lavender, and girlie-girl Lego characters who do their interior decorating, run out for a party with the girls to bake and eat cupcakes -- after a stop at the salon. Worse is the continual audio backdrop of high-pitched chanting and giggling. These gals make Barbie look like Betty Friedan." ‎- silpol