Pink and Blue

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Pink and Blue

Post: #276535 sda
Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:04 pm

When did pink for girls and blue for boys come about?

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Re: Pink and Blue

Post: #276561 Skippy
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:35 pm

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


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Re: Pink and Blue

Post: #276582 sda
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:56 pm

That was an interesting article.

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Re: Pink and Blue

Post: #276586 Skippy
Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:38 pm

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:


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Re: Pink and Blue

Post: #276692 sda
Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:03 pm

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.

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Re: Pink and Blue

Post: #276694 diggernotdreamer
Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:41 pm

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

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Re: Pink and Blue

Post: #276696 Flo
Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:15 pm

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).

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Re: Pink and Blue

Post: #277523 Uller
Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:45 pm

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
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Re: Pink and Blue

Post: #277530 Marc
Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:25 pm

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:
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