Why is the color pink nationally known be a "girly" color...and as with blue for boys. My grandparents constantly buy me pink clothes and jewelery, when I absolutely hate the color. What is with the stereotype that girls like pink and boys like blue.
This website shows it too, I just want to know why...does anybody know?
Most Helpful Girl
Well is used to be the other way round, boys were dressed in pink because pink was meant to be a strong vibrant colour, for strong men. And blue was more delicate for little girls.
It changed in different places at different times for different reasons.
In England it was because a Queen or very important female (Don't recall which) was preparing for a baby boy, so she got pink clothing, etc, but then when it was born a girl to avoid embarrassment she basically changed the colour scheme of the genders.
In Germany, the Nazi's forced Homosexual men to wear pink as a kind of brand so they could be seen and discriminated against as diseased devils.
In China red dye was very cheap for people to buy, but Blue was very expensive, and in a lot of Chinese cultures the men are considered the more important gender, so parents would only be willing to spend more on the male children, and spend less on red for the girls.
I guess over time stuff like that happened in different places and travelled.0
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