GoldieBlox, a company that makes engineering toys and games to inspire young girls' interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), has released a new version of their viral video, following a dispute with the Beastie Boys over the use of the band's song "Girls."
The original video, which was posted last week and had over 8 million views on YouTube, featured three little girls playing with a Rube Goldberg-like contraption singing satirical lyrics of the band's 1986 hit. The GoldieBlox parody changed the "Girls" rather sexist lines ("Girls — to do the dishes, Girls — to clean up my room, Girls — to do the laundry, Girls — and in the bathroom, Girls, that's all I really want is girls") to more empowering words: "Girls — to build the spaceship, Girls — to code the new app, Girls — to grow up knowing that they can engineer that, Girls, —that's all we really need is girls."
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