Results for - No Legos for Boys

1,999 voters participated in this survey

1. Have you or your children ever played with Legos?

I played with Legos and I'm a male.
15%
292 votes
I played with Legos and I'm a female.
31%
591 votes
I have male children who played with Legos
31%
592 votes
I have female children who played with Legos
23%
440 votes
None of these apply to me.
32%
613 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
21 votes

2. In your experience (as a parent or child), do boys tend to play with Legos more than girls?

Yes
34%
637 votes
No
18%
337 votes
Undecided
20%
377 votes
Not Applicable
29%
549 votes

3. This story is a few years old, but I just came across it on social media the other day. There was a Kindergarten teacher in Washington state who was bothered with the fact that her female students did not choose to play with Legos as much as the male students did. At first she tried offering pink and purple Legos, but that didn't work. So she then began forbidding the boys from playing with the Legos at all. Have you heard about this story?

Yes
6%
109 votes
No
80%
1,512 votes
Undecided
15%
279 votes

4. Many people are aware that playing with Legos in various ways can actually build math and science skills. This teacher felt that because of gender inequality in these areas, it was imperative to get the girls playing with Legos at a young age. If you have noticed, from your experience at any level, that boys tend to gravitate more towards Legos than girls, do you think this is something that is natural? Or the result of sexism and gender bias?

I think it's natural.
30%
561 votes
I think it's the result of sexism and gender bias.
5%
88 votes
I think it's a bit of both.
11%
216 votes
I don't think it's either.
8%
161 votes
I actually don't notice more boys playing with Legos than girls.
10%
185 votes
I'm not sure.
16%
299 votes
n/a
21%
390 votes

5. After the news picked up this story, the teacher and school were contacted and the teacher in question claims she only instituted this rule for the first month of school, in hopes that that would give the girls a chance to get interested in the Legos. Would you support such a rule at your child's school, even if only for a month?

I wouldn't support it at all, not even for a day.
30%
565 votes
I would support it, but only if it was just for that first month.
9%
176 votes
I would support it for the entire year.
6%
121 votes
I'm not sure.
25%
484 votes
n/a
29%
554 votes
02/15/2017 Living 1999 37 By: MamaV1776
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