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Pink Power

another blog about Hello Kitty and the power of pink, cute and being nice

Author: bbegirl

Pink for Boys

Posted by bbegirl Wednesday August 6 2008 at 6:00PM
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Zymurgeist on my previous article pointed out research by Jean Heifetz about Pink for Boys, naturally I had to investigate this!

I came across this article in Color Matters, to quote:

The use of pink and blue emerged at the turn of the century, the rule being pink for boys, blue for girls. Since pink was a stronger color it was best suited for boys; blue was more delicate and dainty and best for girls. And in 1921, the Women's Institute for Domestic Science in Pennsylvania endorsed pink for boys, blue for girls.

As Zymurgeist quoted before, but what got me most was this quote:

Its symbolism is complex and its popularity is subject to so many influences AND

One could argue that contemporary color symbolism confirms these associations. Blue is considered a calm, passive color, hence feminine. Red (pink derived from red) is considered active hence masculine.

Indeed it is, and Pink is juts as much for Boys as it is for Girls being derived from red as is common place in games like wow and aoc and in reality you all really wanted it ;-), so there! Go Pink up your life!