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The Last Word In Business

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

And our last word in Business today is Lego. The toy company is taking a small, plastic-figurine-sized step toward gender equality with its new, all-female series of scientists. The idea for the series came from a geochemist is in Sweden, who said she recognized a gender gap among Lego figurines.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Lego has been criticized for its lack of female toys, a fact that was highlighted earlier this year when a 7-year-old girl wrote the company asking why only the male toys got to do cool things.

INSKEEP: Yeah, come on. So the new, tiny female astronomer, paleontologist and chemist will take the world by storm starting in August. And that's the Business News on MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

GREENE: And I'm David Greene. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.