Why is pink always associated with girls, and blue with boys?

I've just always wondered why these colors are associated with the genders. I also feel like because of this, a lot of girls start hating the color pink or something.

Thanks for all the answers! Everyone had good input, but Vishna's links were the most helpful. :D

Most Helpful Girl

  • I think blue was used to ward off evil spirits and keep the baby boy healthy.

    I guess girls couldn't share the protection? :P

    But then pink was maybe a flower color and we got that..who knows...about pink but I'm pretty sure on blue :)

    let me get a link :P oh wait, I look wrong -thank you book from 7th grade drama teacher class-

    here are some links




    :) and these all back each other up

    • Thank you :)