Are the New LEGO Friends for Girls Sexist?

January 14, 2012 by  
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LEGO rang in 2012 by launching a new line of toys , LEGO Friends, which are aimed at girls 5 and up. No big deal, right? Actually, to some it is a big deal. A petition was launched at Change.org is demanding that LEGO to stop selling out girls with the new collection, arguing that the new line of toys feeds young girls a narrow set of stereotypes. So far, some 30,000+ people have signed the petition already. Will you join them? Head over to our sister site Inhabitots to read our analysis of the issue and vote in our survey. MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: change.org , Inhabitots , lego , lego friends , marketing , minifigs , parenting , parents , petition , sexism , toys

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Victoria’s Secret is Being Investigated by Homeland Security for Alleged Child Labor

January 14, 2012 by  
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The brand responsible for skimpy underthings and famous fashion shows is now under investigation by Homeland Security for using child labor.  This story is stranger than most, though, with  Fairtrade International adding and removing facts from their website and representatives from  Union Nationale des Producteurs de Coton du Burkina Faso (UNPCD) threatening reporters for telling the story.   Click ahead to cipher through all the details and try to figure out what’s really going on. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bloomberg News , child labor , eco-fashion , Ethical Fashion , fair-trade cotton , Fairtrade International , green fashion , organic cotton , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable style , Victoria’s Secret

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