Pink and blue: the color of gender

Pink and blue: the color of gender Childs Nerv Syst (2008) 24:881–882 DOI 10.1007/s00381-007-0559-3 COVER PICTURE Paolo Frassanito & Benedetta Pettorini Published online: 4 January 2008 Springer-Verlag 2007 Assigning color to gender is mostly a twentieth-century The Sunday Sentinal, an American newspaper, in 1914 trait. It should be noted that it is a practice limited most advised mothers: “If you like the color note on the little often to Western Europe and the Americas. It would also one’s garments, use pink for the boy and blue for the girl, if seem that the effect of color-coded gender differences (pink you are a follower of convention” (March 29, 1914). for girls, blue for boys) existed oppositely initially [10]. Similarly, Ladies Home Journal informed: “There has been In fact, this reversal of what we consider “normal” was a great diversity of opinion on the subject, but the generally considered conventional, even in the early twentieth accepted rule is pink for the boy and blue for the girl. The century. The debate of when and why pink and blue came reason is that pink being a more decided and stronger color into fashion to designate gender rages on, but almost every is more suitable for the boy, while blue, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Child's Nervous System Springer Journals

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Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Neurosciences ; Neurosurgery
ISSN
0256-7040
eISSN
1433-0350
DOI
10.1007/s00381-007-0559-3
pmid
18176808
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Childs Nerv Syst (2008) 24:881–882 DOI 10.1007/s00381-007-0559-3 COVER PICTURE Paolo Frassanito & Benedetta Pettorini Published online: 4 January 2008 Springer-Verlag 2007 Assigning color to gender is mostly a twentieth-century The Sunday Sentinal, an American newspaper, in 1914 trait. It should be noted that it is a practice limited most advised mothers: “If you like the color note on the little often to Western Europe and the Americas. It would also one’s garments, use pink for the boy and blue for the girl, if seem that the effect of color-coded gender differences (pink you are a follower of convention” (March 29, 1914). for girls, blue for boys) existed oppositely initially [10]. Similarly, Ladies Home Journal informed: “There has been In fact, this reversal of what we consider “normal” was a great diversity of opinion on the subject, but the generally considered conventional, even in the early twentieth accepted rule is pink for the boy and blue for the girl. The century. The debate of when and why pink and blue came reason is that pink being a more decided and stronger color into fashion to designate gender rages on, but almost every is more suitable for the boy, while blue,

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Child's Nervous SystemSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 4, 2008

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