Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: LEGO unveils its first female scientist

Meet Professor C. Bodin!

female scientist LEGO minifigure

Photo credit: Maia Weinstock

I mean, it’s only taken a few decades since LEGO first launched minifigures in 1978 to get a female scientist on the roster. And sure, the total gender ratio of minifigure models is roughly 4:1 in favor of men–and the female ones that do exists seem excessively pink. (Last year, our friends over at SPARK protested the way the LEGO Friends line reinforced gender stereotypes.)

But hopefully this is one small step toward a future in which The New York Times isn’t still writing perplexed articles about the missing women in math and science.

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Maya Dusenbery is an Executive Director in charge of Editorial at Feministing. Maya has previously worked at NARAL Pro-Choice New York and the National Institute for Reproductive Health and was a fellow at Mother Jones magazine. She graduated with a B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. A Minnesota native, she currently lives, writes, edits, and bakes bread in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/michaelcrichton/ Michael Crichton

    This is just the first female minifig that was explicitly called a scientist. The “Space Port” theme had a female astronaut back in 1999, and pretty much all real-life astronauts are scientists. Going into the more sci-fi themes, “Ice Planet 2002″ had one back in 1993.