Pink Is for Girls…Or Is It?

Girls Are Taught To 'Think Pink,' But That Wasn't Always So
Photographer JeongMee Yoon felt her daughter’s life was being overtaken by pink. She illustrated that in her 2006 portrait Seo Woo and Her Pink Things.

Before Gatsby, a 1918 trade catalog for children’s clothing recommended blue for girls. The reasoning at the time was that it’s a “much more delicate and dainty tone,” Finamore says. Pink was recommended for boys “because it’s a stronger and more passionate color, and because it’s actually derived from red.”

To our 21st century ears, all this men in pink stuff may sound a bit blushy. “It’s so deeply entrenched in us and our culture,” says Finamore. “We think of pink as such a girlish color, but it’s really a post-World War II phenomenon.” READ MORE

Astounding how things can change so drastically and become so ingrained.

[via NPR]

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