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Re: Set/Theme Wishlist

PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:41 pm
by Colette
stubby wrote:
Colette wrote:Why does a school set have to be "girly"- what does that imply about studying? Stupid lego enforcing anti-intellectualism in our children.

So if I understand you right, you're saying that showing girls as intellectuals is the same as promoting anti-intellectualism.  What were you saying the other day about not being a misogynist?

I think I was more irritated that the only lego school in modern times couldn't have been gender-neutral. I was saying that having it be a "girly" set would encourage male children to associate studying as "girly" and so hence dissuade them (sad but true, the immaturity of American children). In a sense showing girls as intellectuals is the same as promoting anti-intellectualism if it is done at the exclusion (and likely discouragement) of men.

Re: Set/Theme Wishlist

PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:40 pm
by *CRAZYHORSE*
To be honest that set wouldn't have that response with me because I'm pretty anti-school, but absolutely pro-education and intellectualism.

Re: Set/Theme Wishlist

PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:57 pm
by aoffan23
Colette wrote:
stubby wrote:
Colette wrote:Why does a school set have to be "girly"- what does that imply about studying? Stupid lego enforcing anti-intellectualism in our children.

So if I understand you right, you're saying that showing girls as intellectuals is the same as promoting anti-intellectualism.  What were you saying the other day about not being a misogynist?

I think I was more irritated that the only lego school in modern times couldn't have been gender-neutral. I was saying that having it be a "girly" set would encourage male children to associate studying as "girly" and so hence dissuade them (sad but true, the immaturity of American children). In a sense showing girls as intellectuals is the same as promoting anti-intellectualism if it is done at the exclusion (and likely discouragement) of men.


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So I guys boys won't be inventing, driving cars, skateboarding, doing karate, or playing soccer any more.

Re: Set/Theme Wishlist

PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:02 pm
by IVhorseman
Society has enough cultural reinforcements that school is for everybody (in fact, culture still reinforces that school is for BOYS and boys alone for the most part) that a single lego set is not going to change any kid's mind. Except maybe a girl who's been culturally reared into thinking school is for boys.

Re: Set/Theme Wishlist

PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:34 pm
by Quantumsurfer
*CRAZYHORSE* wrote:To be honest that set wouldn't have that response with me because I'm pretty anti-school, but absolutely pro-education and intellectualism.


You.  I like you.

Re: Set/Theme Wishlist

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:35 am
by Arkbrik
aoffan23 wrote:So I guys boys won't be inventing, driving cars, skateboarding, doing karate, or playing soccer any more.

Oh my god... If Lego keeps expanding the Friends line, they can stop boys from doing anything at all!

Re: Set/Theme Wishlist

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:09 am
by Keldoclock
Arkbrik wrote:they can stop boys from doing anything at all!


Well, I can think of one thing :mrgreen:

Re: Set/Theme Wishlist

PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:57 pm
by Bragallot
Fear the Friends line! Fear it!

Re: Set/Theme Wishlist

PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:56 am
by Pwnerade
Those are all pretty nice sets, but why do girls need special POOP minfigs?

Re: Set/Theme Wishlist

PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:12 am
by Arkbrik
Pwnerade wrote:Those are all pretty nice sets, but why do girls need special POOP minfigs?

This is the reason my opinion on the Friends is "wtf is this shit" instead of "woah awesome".

Re: Set/Theme Wishlist

PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:13 pm
by Apollyon
Love the details on the science lab set! I mean, look at that microscope!

Re: Set/Theme Wishlist

PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:14 pm
by samuelzz10
Colette wrote:I'M ONLY 10 OR AT LEAST I SOUND THAT WAY AND I TRY TO SOUND LIKE AN INTELLECTUAL PERSON WHO IS TRAPPED IN A FLAWED COUNTRY BECAUSE I'M AN ASIAN IMMIGRANT OR SOMETHING AND I'M NOT VERY SUBTLE AND I THINK I AM THE PINNACLE OF HUMAN EXCELLENCE AND I AM IN LIKE 50 ADVANCED CLASSES, WHICH MAKES ME A WELL ROUNDED AND INTELLIGENT HUMAN BEING, WHO SEEMS TO GET A TAD PISSY WHEN SOMEONE ACTS IMMATURE EVEN THOUGH THIS IS A FORUM ABOUT LEGOS AND ROBOTS THAT FLIP THE BIRD, AND NOT A FORUM ABOUT THE DECISIONS THE UN HAS BEEN MAKING LATELY
Collete, just stop. You are not impressing anybody.

3 Themes I would like:
-Futurama
-DOOM
-Anchorman: the Legend of Ron Burgandy

Re: Set/Theme Wishlist

PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:38 pm
by Silverdream
samuelzz10 wrote:
Colette wrote:I'M ONLY 10 OR AT LEAST I SOUND THAT WAY AND I TRY TO SOUND LIKE AN INTELLECTUAL PERSON WHO IS TRAPPED IN A FLAWED COUNTRY BECAUSE I'M AN ASIAN IMMIGRANT OR SOMETHING AND I'M NOT VERY SUBTLE AND I THINK I AM THE PINNACLE OF HUMAN EXCELLENCE AND I AM IN LIKE 50 ADVANCED CLASSES, WHICH MAKES ME A WELL ROUNDED AND INTELLIGENT HUMAN BEING, WHO SEEMS TO GET A TAD PISSY WHEN SOMEONE ACTS IMMATURE EVEN THOUGH THIS IS A FORUM ABOUT LEGOS AND ROBOTS THAT FLIP THE BIRD, AND NOT A FORUM ABOUT THE DECISIONS THE UN HAS BEEN MAKING LATELY
Collete, just stop. You are not impressing anybody.

3 Themes I would like:
-Futurama
-DOOM
-Anchorman: the Legend of Ron Burgandy


You forgot Colette's racism and misogyny.

Re: Set/Theme Wishlist

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:21 am
by IVhorseman
I honestly love seeing just how hilariously closed-minded he is.

Re: Set/Theme Wishlist

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:55 am
by Ben-Jammin
Silverdream wrote:
samuelzz10 wrote:
Colette wrote:I'M ONLY 10 OR AT LEAST I SOUND THAT WAY AND I TRY TO SOUND LIKE AN INTELLECTUAL PERSON WHO IS TRAPPED IN A FLAWED COUNTRY BECAUSE I'M AN ASIAN IMMIGRANT OR SOMETHING AND I'M NOT VERY SUBTLE AND I THINK I AM THE PINNACLE OF HUMAN EXCELLENCE AND I AM IN LIKE 50 ADVANCED CLASSES, WHICH MAKES ME A WELL ROUNDED AND INTELLIGENT HUMAN BEING, WHO SEEMS TO GET A TAD PISSY WHEN SOMEONE ACTS IMMATURE EVEN THOUGH THIS IS A FORUM ABOUT LEGOS AND ROBOTS THAT FLIP THE BIRD, AND NOT A FORUM ABOUT THE DECISIONS THE UN HAS BEEN MAKING LATELY
Collete, just stop. You are not impressing anybody.

3 Themes I would like:
-Futurama
-DOOM
-Anchorman: the Legend of Ron Burgandy


You forgot Colette's racism and misogyny.


I thought those traits were shared by all asians?  :umad: