Women Tweet Science Too – Even If They’re Made of LEGO

February 19, 2015

I’ve posted before about how gendered toys make me crazy, and LEGO has been a repeat offender in this category.* Which is why it was so great when LEGO released the set featuring women scientists – we can’t just TELL girls they can be anything they want, we have to SHOW them that it’s true.

But here’s where it get’s better: the @LegoAcademics Twitter account.

Lego academic

Warning to parents – the LEGO science ladies are above the legal age and do enjoy the occasional adult beverage. But they are hilarious and inspiring all the same, and definitely worth sharing with your junior Jane Goodall.

When you’re done checking out the goings on at the LEGO Research Institute, check out #WomenTweetScienceToo for more great science news from real-life women scientists.


* But don’t get me started on the Barbie book for preschoolers, where the eponymous character says she can do the design of a video game, but needs her male friends to help her with the programming. EPIC fail, Mattel.

6 Comments on ‘Women Tweet Science Too – Even If They’re Made of LEGO’

  1. that is HILARIOUS! I love it! My d-i-l is a scientist and hoping the twins grow up geeky, too!

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    1. Get ’em while they’re young – the motto of my entire writing career, lol! Let’s hook kids (of both genders) on science before they get the weird idea that it’s boring. Lady LEGO scientists are a great step in the right direction.

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  2. I’ll have to check out that twitter account! And I agree about getting them while they’re young – both genders need to understand that the sciences (and every other area of study) can be equally interesting to both genders.

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    1. Definitely – boys and girls of all cultures and backgrounds. We need a diverse group of future professionals more maximum creativity and innovation.

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  3. My children play LEGO Then concentrate more
    I bought my son to brain development.

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    1. That’s great that you’ve noticed a difference in concentration levels in your kids! More reasons to let both boys and girls play with LEGO, no matter what colour the pieces are. 🙂

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