Making it safe for little girls, boys, and gender nonconforming tykes of all stripes to play with dinosaurs again, Hitfix reports that the same beleaguered copywriter who caught a bunch of shit last week for describing Jurassic World dinosaur toys as boys when they are obviously girls, duh, that’s where the whole “clever girl” thing comes from, changed the pronouns on the toy copy to “she.” The description on Hasbro’s website for the “Jurassic World Chomping Indominus Rex Figure” now reads:
Meet the new queen of Jurassic World: Indominus Rex! She’s a dino-stomping monster whose color-changing skin will hide her until she’s ready to strike! One bite from this master of disaster’s mega-chomping jaw and it’s all over. Get a giant bite on your next adventure with the invisible terror of your Indominus Rex figure!
…teaching kids that when it comes to killing prowess, gender is irrelevant. The site has also changed the pronouns for velociraptors Blue, Delta, Echo, and Charlie. Hasbro’s official statement on the kerfuffle says that the gender swap was “an oversight,” and while it’s not clear right now if the company is going to go to the trouble of reprinting all those cardboard boxes that already went out with male pronouns attached, it says it’s “in the process of updating the language with the correct information.” That makes two successful petitions in one day, internet. What should we change next?