Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Pink is for Boys, Blue is for Girls

In a book about the Lusitania, I read of a young boy wearing a pink coat. A hand-me-down from an older sister? Not likely.

Traditionally, pink denoted strength and vigor, suitable for hearty boys growing up to be manly men. Blue was considered delicate and serene, perfect for dainty girls who would grow up into demure women.
Change came in the 1940s, when clothing manufacturers decreed that blue was for boys and pink for girls. Now parents would have to buy whole new wardrobes for their children.
The vast majority of people are said to prefer blue over pink, which is one of the least favorite colors among adults.

What about you? Do you prefer pink or blue?

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