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The Beauty of Justice

August 9, 2018

Move over Barbie, there’s a new action figure in town

Last week a writer friend and I were discussing the fact that we get so many press releases for Kickstarters and other crowdfunding efforts and rarely, if ever, cover them. That all changed today.

The Notorious RBG’s mini me

A company named Fctry has raised over $600,000 for their new Ruth Bader Ginsburg action figure which allows you to have a teeny tiny bit of RBG badassery in your own home. The mini version includes thoughtful details like pulled-back hair (“because heroes have no time for flyaways,”) a righteous robe (“the next best thing to a cape,”) and wire-rimmed glasses ( to “see through patriarchal bullsh*t).

They’ll also be donating $1 from every backer of the Kickstarter campaign to She’s the First (STF), an organization dedicated to gender equality.

A beautiful role model

And in case you’re wondering why it’s important and not just fun to have a powerful female figure of justice immortalized as an action figure, the site sums it up best: “Knowing that some of these figures will surely wind up in the hands of young girls and boys who may, quite possibly, grow up entirely free of all of the antiquated stereotypes that RBG has spent her life dismantling is both gratifying and humbling.”

And that’s truly a thing of beauty!

Photo credit: Fctry


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