Did You Ever Wonder Why....? Somemore

@celticeagle (156578)
Boise, Idaho
November 16, 2023 6:25pm CST
Some things are just so expected and we have learned to find them the norm in our society. Take blue for boys and pink for girls. Well, it wasn't always that way. Back in 1927, a chart in Time magazine showed four major department stores that were suggesting dressing boys in pink. Yes, pink! In 1918 a trade publication "Earnshaw's Infants' Department" wrote that the generally accepted rule is pink for boys and blue for girls. It was decided that pink was the stronger color and was more suitable for a boy. Blue was thought of as more of a dainty and delicate color and would be prettier for a girl. Until the 1940s, Jo B. Paoletti who was a historian at the University of Maryland and author of the book "Pink and Blue: Telling the Girls from the Boys in America" told Smithsonian that it had all just been chosen by whim or by random choice. I for one am glad they made the change. Your thoughts. Image is from wallpaperaccess.com
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@RasmaSandra (71702)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
17 Nov
For children yes I agree. However, I have seen men wearing pink shirts and I think they look very handsome in them,
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@celticeagle (156578)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Nov
My ex had a salmon-colored shirt that looked so nice on him. He just didn't wear it often.
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@DaddyEvil (137253)
• United States
17 Nov
It's just colors... people give them context.
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@celticeagle (156578)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Nov
But it's fashion.
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@celticeagle (156578)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Nov
@DaddyEvil ........I think so. I've never been one to follow the fashions.
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@DaddyEvil (137253)
• United States
19 Nov
@celticeagle A lot of "fashion" is silly.
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@AmbiePam (83933)
• United States
17 Nov
I like how pink brings out any color in a little girl’s cheeks. I know people tout things being unisex, but I like people knowing I’m female. Blue IS my favorite color, but I think I have more pink in my wardrobe.
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@celticeagle (156578)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Nov
Me too! I love pink. Dusty rose is my favorite color.
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@BarBaraPrz (45048)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
17 Nov
I knew that. But I also know that pink is supposed to be a calming color so that's what occasioned the switch: y'know, Can't have girls getting too uppity...
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@celticeagle (156578)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Nov
Heavens no!
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@ShyBear88 (59239)
• Sterling, Virginia
17 Nov
Did you know before that all children were white and little boys wore dress because they were considered small children and it made it easier to change any young child's buttons or clean them without having to worry about pulling up pants? Things change and so do norms even now a lot of parents are choosing to go gender neutral on colors. I did with all of my kids. I went with a soft yellow or soft green even though I knew I was having a girl and then boy. I asked people to try to stay away from the color pink because I hate the color pink and I didn't want our places swimming in pink. Now the kids are older they can express what colors they like of course.
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@celticeagle (156578)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Nov
Oh, yes. Thank goodness things do change. I went with green for my daughter. She wore a lot of yellow and green.
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@celticeagle (156578)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Nov
@ShyBear88 .......I just have one and she is 52. She loves purple.
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@ShyBear88 (59239)
• Sterling, Virginia
18 Nov
@celticeagle We did a lot of purples, soft blue, yellows, greens, and grays when they had them. Of course, now there is more gender no specific things to pick from when you have a baby or toddler. We had a lot of football stuff for the kids when they were babies. Which worked out great especially after I found out our second baby was a boy. I wasn't going to through him in hot pink skirts and bows. For all sport-themed stuff I backed away from anything yellow. I asked for a lot of animal-themed clothes and Winnie the Pooh. So I was able to recycle and use them with all three kids. I even still have some as a keepsake knowing that all of them wore it. My kids are now 12, 11, and 8 so they pretty much pick their clothes now. I pretty much just look at it and say yes or no if they can wear it or not based on their ages.
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@JESSY3236 (18591)
• United States
21 Nov
My favorite color is pink so I'm glad they made the change. I have heard that before, but I didn't know the whole story.
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@celticeagle (156578)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Nov
Yes, pink is lovely.
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@celticeagle (156578)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Nov
@cacay1 ......Reminds me of a vampire movie.
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@cacay1 (83272)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Nov
@JESSY3236 mine is sharp red
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@RebeccasFarm (82149)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
17 Nov
My thought is pink is for girls and blue is for boys period.
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@celticeagle (156578)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Nov
I think so too.
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@jstory07 (133085)
• Roseburg, Oregon
17 Nov
I stuck to the pink for girls and blue for boys.
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@celticeagle (156578)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Nov
Me too.
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@cacay1 (83272)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Nov
@jstory07, me too, the usual and common.
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@wolfgirl569 (92036)
• Marion, Ohio
17 Nov
It never mattered to me. But my Monster does love pink.
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@celticeagle (156578)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Nov
My daughter looks so cute in whatever she wore.
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@cacay1 (83272)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Nov
Kids pink, red , white, yellow and for boys blue but this time our faculty uniform both genders is pink
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@celticeagle (156578)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Nov
Really? How odd!
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@celticeagle (156578)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Nov
@cacay1 .......Really.
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@cacay1 (83272)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Nov
@celticeagle true and the male teachers complained but the boss said, just be proud of it,lol.
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@LindaOHio (149910)
• United States
17 Nov
I've seen men wearing pink shirts. For adults it doesn't seem as much of a "rule". Have a great day.
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@celticeagle (156578)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Nov
No, it doesn't.
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17 Nov
How interesting! I never knew that. I love the color pink. I really like it when an adult male wears pink. One of my doctors wears a pink shirt to work frequently and he looks so nice
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@celticeagle (156578)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Nov
I love it too! I dislike red but love pink, rose, burgundy----anything but red!
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@celticeagle (156578)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Nov
@LovesEverybody ........I agree! Red is ugly to me. I think because it reminds me of blood. A woman must appreciate a good sale.
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18 Nov
@celticeagle I agree! Pink and rose are two of my favorite colors! I find red too bold. I have a pair of sweatpants that are red but I only bought them as they were at a good sale price and I had a $10 off coupon at the store. I needed sweatpants as I wore the same pair every day for almost 2 years so the price was so great my sister said buy three which came to one of each color
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