117 - Why Do Girls Wear Pink and Boys Wear Blue?

This week's episode is in the form of a question - 'Why Do Girls Wear Pink and Boys Wear Blue?' Well, Matt has a bloody crack at answering this... he goes back to the 1800s to a time before the pink and blue dichotomy, all the way up to modern day, today! US President FDR gets a mention and historian and author Jo Paoletti's research is referenced a lot. It's an interesting time!

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References and further reading:

http://www.thelist.com/32342/real-reasons-behind-blue-boys-pink-girls/

https://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2013/08/pink-wasnt-always-girly/278535/

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20141117-the-pink-vs-blue-gender-myth

http://content.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1654371,00.html

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/when-did-girls-start-wearing-pink-1370097/

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/neuroskeptic/2017/07/02/boys-wear-pink-revisited/#.WlTNtVRdJE4

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/229437155_The_Twentieth_Century_Reversal_of_Pink-Blue_Gender_Coding_A_Scientific_Urban_Legend

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2007/aug/25/genderissues

http://www.badscience.net/2007/08/pink-pink-pink-pink-pink-moan/

https://www.livescience.com/22037-pink-girls-blue-boys.html

http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/10/pink-used-common-color-boys-blue-girls/

https://people.howstuffworks.com/gender-color.htm

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