SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: [Sigia-l] Pink, revisited
Re: [Sigia-l] Pink, revisited
Well, according to a certain blog, the blue-pink assignments used to
be reversed. In support of this, they offer the following excerpt from
an 1918 edition of Ladies Home Journal:
""...the generally accepted rule is pink for the boy and blue for the
girl. The reason is that pink being a more decided and stronger color
is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and
dainty, is pertier for the girl." [Ladies Home Journal, June, 1918]"
The full post can be found here:
I can't confirm the source, so I'll have to leave it at that.
On 9/13/07, Ziya Oz <listera_at_earthlink.net> wrote:
> Brett Taylor:
> > The reality of this pink issue has to do with how we raise our children.
> Does it? I don't know the ethnographic literature on this, but I traveled
> quite a bit and, pretty much universally, pink was not associated with
> boys/men. The significance of pink seems to be far, far more important than
> blue for boys/men. We've eradicated cross-gender bias in so many areas of
> our lives in the last few decades, why not pink? Leading many to explore if
> pink is innately, biologically pre-wired in our brains. Which is also why I
> wondered if the hormonal change in pregnant women, for instance, would alter
> their proclivity towards pink in any way. Nature or nurture?
> Does anyone know of *any* culture that reverses the pink/blue polarity, or
> has bias for only one color, or has none at all?
> It depends.
> If it didn't, you'd be out of a job.
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