Pink and Blue

babySome study is suggesting the fact females prefer pink and males prefer blue is innate.

Boys like blue, girls like pink and there isn't much anybody can do about it, researchers said on Monday in one of the first studies to show scientifically that there are gender-based colour preferences.

Researchers said these differences may have a basis in evolution in which females developed a preference for reddish colours associated with riper fruit and healthier faces.

Recent studies have suggested there is a universal preference for "blue", and there has not been much previous evidence to support the idea of sex differences when picking colours, said Anya Hurlbert, a neuroscientist at Newcastle University who led the study.

"We speculate that this sex difference arose from sex-specific functional specialization in the evolutionary division of labour," she wrote in Current Biology. "There are biological reasons for liking reddish things."

I have both a son and a daughter, so I've conducted a little study of my own. James does in fact prefer blue and Michelle prefers pink, but it has nothing to do with science. It has everything to do with the fact we consciously crammed these colours down their throats since birth. From the moment we saw a penis on the ultrasound, everything for Sweet Baby James was blue. From the millisecond we were told our second child was going to be a girl, Michelle was drenched in pink. We created this pink loving monster. My Michelle didn't have a chance.

God shmod, I want my monkey-man! And I want him wearing blue, dammit!


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Roshan

I totally agree. Because of what I saw, heard & was told when I was a kid, I associate pink with girls and all things girlie. My friend who is 27 wants a pink laptop and does not even wear anything predominantly blue. If you ask me to wear anything pink, I will murder you!

August 22, 2007 @ 1:49 AM

Annemarie

I am impressed when I see heterosexual men wearing pink. My 11-yr. old nephew & his male friends wear pink shoe laces on their running shoes - it's apparently "the new blue". I have a girlfriend whose favourite colour is blue & I tend to gravitate towards blue when clothes shopping. We're all pink on the inside... Who says only girls play with dolls!

August 22, 2007 @ 3:23 PM

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