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Pink and Blue

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:04 pm
by sda
When did pink for girls and blue for boys come about?

Re: Pink and Blue

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:35 pm
by Skippy
Well if wikipedia is anything to go on then it seems to have been made popular in the nineteenth century borrowing on some religious customs although it seems America didn't follow suit until half way through the last century.
Or to be cynical probably pushed when the modern synthetic dyes started to be manufactured .
Anyhoo here's a link
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink


Pete

Re: Pink and Blue

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:56 pm
by sda
That was an interesting article.

Re: Pink and Blue

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:38 pm
by Skippy
Any particular reason that this has been on your mind. Not that I'm being nosey of course but I'm sure it must , er , intrigue others :iconbiggrin:


Pete

Re: Pink and Blue

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:03 pm
by sda
I don't recall now, but it seems that even "these days" there's still a trend for buying pink items, not necessarily just clothes, for girls and blue ones for boys. Although, in some countries, there isn't the feminity associated with pink and men can like it without it being questionable. Even nowadays over here, not every man will wear a pink item of clothing and I feel it's more to do with the girliness associated with it rather than because they wouldn't like to wear it.

Re: Pink and Blue

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:41 pm
by diggernotdreamer
Micheal Portillo must be the exception then, he sports some rather nice pastel numbers on his railway journeys prog, including a lovely pink jacket and he's not gay or owt

Re: Pink and Blue

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:15 pm
by Flo
My son aged late 40s still has a pink shirt from his teenage years - used to have a tie that went with it! He's not gay either (his wife wouldn't allow it).

Re: Pink and Blue

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:45 pm
by Uller
I'm not sure it is an 'even these days' problem. I saw something floating around FB a while ago - can only find it on Huff Post now, but quite an interesting graphic!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/07/let-toys-be-toys_n_3402972.html

Re: Pink and Blue

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:25 pm
by Marc
My daughter was taking her little girl, (aged 18months) to buy a camping chair. She was quite upset when the little one was insistent on having the pink one :iconbiggrin: