The comment, a clear violation of standards of diplomatic decorum, reveal an ugly side to international relations. Whether or not the word "femfig" is acceptable in the Empire, it is considered a slur in the Lego Republic and many were shocked to hear an Empire diplomat use such inappropriate language.
In a speech hosted by the League of Women Voters, Bricks slammed the Minifig Times for giving a voice to the misogynistic minifig in question and the Empire of Legoland for allowing a sexist culture to fester in its foreign affairs bureau.
"The comment printed today in the Minifig Times is sexist, inappropriate, and wrong. It's hard to believe that such blatant sexism could exist in 2015, and I am deeply disappointed that the Empire of Legoland has permitted a culture of misogyny within its government, and that the Times has legitimized it. But I'm not going to ask for an apology for myself. I'm going to demand one for all the girls and young women around the minifig world who dream of becoming scientists or engineers or presidents one day.
As the only female president of a major country on the world stage, I have experienced sexism at all levels of my career. Even after breaking this glass ceiling, I am still looked down upon because of my gender. Would a man be criticized for his appearance? Would a man be judged weak or incapable of making tough decisions? Of course not. This is not acceptable. When fifty percent of the world's minifigs are relegated to a lower status, we lose their talents, their ideas, their dreams. When sexist comments like the one printed by the Minfig Times go unchallenged, we perpetuate stereotypes. Together, we can show the world what it means to empower female minifigs. Once a tiny fraction of the Lego population, we are now found in almost every theme and even have some of our own. In spite of sexist episodes like this, we are moving forward. I invite you to join me as we work to make opportunities equal and accessible for female minifigures around the Lego world."