no idea how the female ratio of Mindstorms or Lego set users is. Probably it's nearly close to 50% (maybe particularly the younger girls like less the pure technical but more the social theme and pets stuff). In our school's robotic courses it's mostly 50/50 or even 60/40 for girls/boys.
But i found it really funny how the Lego employee /assistance defends herself against the charge that the female dolls were under-represented in numbers, and would also not be represented in higher education careers:
- (Lego employee:) "But look, e.g., here in our Atlantis set we even have a woman with a demanding job, here e.g. is a female professor included!
- (Reporter): "...but that is now rather more of a Fantasy World ...
- (Lego employee:) "correct. (she thinks...) ha. haha."
Political correctness, women's lib and women's quota for Lego dolls in Legoland - I shutter.