Pink and Blue

Growing up, we learn that boy’s are suppose to like blue and girl’s are suppose to like pink. If your little boy wants a pink truck instead of that blue one, will you let him? Or would you be too embarrassed of your child if he wanted to take it out in public to play because of today’s society?

Boy’s are suppose to grow up tough and hard-working which is my guess as to why blue defines them. Girl’s are cute and softer, which is why pink defines them. More people are becoming accepting of the fact that they are just colors. Just because your little tough boy likes pink and your little princess likes blue doesn’t mean anything. Parents, I doubt your 3-5 year old is trying to come out of the closet. Worry about that later on when they start to experience life and can figure themselves out. Even then, be excepting or you’ll probably run them off. Maybe one day we will just leave or ignore whatever society thinks and live our own lives.

 

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3 thoughts on “Pink and Blue”

  1. It’s funny how this concept of associating colors to gender types didn’t become a thing until the 20th century actually. Before this, pink and blue did not hold any gender specific connotations; like kings would wear pink. Also the fact that boys use to be assigned pink at birth, this boys=blue and girls=pink is a somewhat new idea. However this is changing in many place to a point that babies now get a colorful mix instead of a solid color.

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  2. It is interesting that you are trying to justify the reasoning for boys being assigned to blue and girls being assigned to pink by giving the colors personified characteristics that are supposed to represent two different genders. I wonder if you think these assignments make sense because blue actually is tough and hardworking, or if society has only molded you to believe that because it arbitrarily assigned an abstract concept to a gender which has nothing to do with it. What is inherently soft and cute about the color pink? Its societal context definitely carries these characteristics, but couldn’t it be because it was assigned to small baby girls in the first place?

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    1. Associating gender with certain colors is a very fascinating in the aspect that children, when born, aren’t aware of what these colors mean. They do not understand that if they wear blue, that means they were born male or vice versa for pink indicating female. Children are unaware of this, so this is only for society. By having babies wear these colors, it makes it easier for an individual to identify the child’s gender. Their reasoning for this is because our society we like to know and label things, but doing this at such a young age will only help the older generation. We should not limit a child’s choice or try and make them choose something else because others do so.

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