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The Pink & Blue Projects: Exploring the Genderization of Color | Brain Pickings


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"Pink was once a color associated with masculinity, considered to be a watered down red and held the power associated with that color. In 1914, The Sunday Sentinel, an American newspaper, advised mothers to ‘use pink for the boy and blue for the girl, if you are a follower of convention.’ The change to pink for girls and blue for boys happened in America and elsewhere only after World War II."

Pink is very soothing. Boys need that kind of calm.

pink is not soothing.  

I continue to only speak for myself.  =p

Lets just say there's a reason there's no pink Camo.

Pink Camo

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