pink girls & blue boys

Philippines
January 31, 2008 7:53pm CST
I am just wondering why pink color is associated with girls and blue color with the boys? Do you buy pink things for your girl or blue things for your boys? Why not use other colors? There are a lot to choose from.
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@asgtswife04 (2482)
• United States
1 Feb 08
On my boys i used blue, green, yellow, red...dark colors, but when i finally got my little girl i went pink all the way. I think i almost became obsessed with pink. LOL! I knew she would be my last and I had been praying for a little girl forever it seems like. I've finally gotten where i give different varieties to what she wears though. purple, blue, light green, etc. I don't think you always have to do the blue and pink all the time. I think it just became tradition long ago to do blue for a boy and pink for a girl. who knows really, but they all look precious no matter what color they are in. thanks for posting and God bless
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• Philippines
5 Feb 08
I see. Just like boys, girls also deserves to wear other not-so-girly colors. lol
• United States
5 Feb 08
lol, yeah sometimes. i got a little carried away with my daughter cause there were so many boys though. all she has is pink and purple. LOL! poor girl, gotta change variety a bit i think. God bless
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• Philippines
2 Aug 08
Yah, have some try.
• Philippines
4 Feb 08
im wondering too.. i dont know how to answer that question.. it makes me ponder..
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• Philippines
5 Feb 08
Well, someone gave the answer here. Just browse it.
@cdparazo (5769)
• Philippines
4 Feb 08
I don't actually have any idea how it all started. I am working with apparel company exclusively for men's and one of our most sellable colors of shirts and polo shirts are those in pink colors. Men seems to like to wear pink nowadays. As to using other colors, i do give green, yellow and red colored items to either boys or girls.
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• Philippines
5 Feb 08
I find it cool also seeing men on pink.
• United States
1 Feb 08
It wasn't until the 1950's that the colors turned. Blue was a softer color, and was for girls. Pink was a strong color for boys. My son (3) gets some looks when we go out. He loves to wear his sister's pink jacket. It's not a very girly jacket, it's just pink and happens to be extrememly soft. He also joins my daughter and I when we paint our nails. I don't want him to be limited just because he's a boy. The same holds true for my daughter. She plays with cars, and has plenty of boyish clothes. They share dress up clothes, and play whatever they want. There was a fictional story of a child called "x" floating around. It was really good. This child wore overalls and never did anything to indicate gender. Played jump rope, took shop classes, used a non gender specific bathroom, played sports and was a cheerleader. The end of it was a psychological eval because other parents were so sure that this child was confused but turned out to be the most well rounded and not confused person.
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• Philippines
5 Feb 08
Thanks for the idea.
@zeloguy (4915)
• United States
1 Feb 08
Pink and Blue are established gender colors but there is nothing wrong with asexual colors like red, gree, yellow, brown, etc...
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• Philippines
5 Feb 08
That is what I thought also.
@Ann2407 (306)
• China
1 Feb 08
i am a girl,but i don't like pink color at all.
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• Philippines
5 Feb 08
Same here. I like blue.
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
1 Feb 08
i'm not sure why it's like that too. for me, i'm expecting a girl but both my husband and i agreed that we wouldn't get too much pink as one of our neighbours always puts on pink clothes for her daughter who's 1 already. gives me a bit of a headache you could say. so when i went to do baby shopping, hehe part that i enjoy most during pregnancy, i chose colours more to white, yellow and purple. of course there are some pink too but not much. my son had some blue, green and yellow too. i tend to choose colours that i like basically. hehehe
• Philippines
5 Feb 08
I know a lot who uses pink for their girls,too. It seemed like no more other colors are available. lol