First-grader: “It makes me sad, angry and upset that there isn’t a girl on the box.”

If a 6-year-old girl can understand sexism, why is it so hard for adults to catch on?

Elizabeth is a first-grader from Florida. She’s only 6 years old. According to her mom, Jackie, she loves everything from princesses to LEGOs to Star Wars. While shopping for a gift for her cousin, Elizabeth came across the Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue! toys.

“Mommy, why aren’t there any girl characters on the box?” she asked at the store. “Lil’ Dipper and the girl plane are really important in the story. They should have their own toys too! I don’t even know why Mayday is on the box. He did nothing compared to them!”…


Like other cases of this nature, I strongly doubt that a six-year-old would say this without coaching. It is indoctrination, if not exploitation.

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  • BillyHW

    Dear little girl, boys invented airplanes, and everything else there is.

    • Frances

      Not so sure about that, Billy. Think Hedy Lamarr.

      • BillyHW

        Oh, *that* household name.

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Does this mean the “Maria the non-English speaking housekeeper” playset is on hold?

  • minuteman

    No one who thinks the plural of LEGO id LEGOs has any credibility at al and can be ignored.

  • Alain

    Yes, it is the fruit of indoctrination and exploitation of a six year old child. These are the same kind of people who go into a panic attack at the thought of a Christian university producing qualified lawyers.