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Old February 18th, 2008 (08:58 AM).
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What do you think of the title.. we were talking about this in school today, and I thought it might make a nice thread to talk about..

Do you think that ALL boys should be associated Blue?
And ALL Girls should be associated with Pink?

When pokemon thinks this.. With the Gender Signs.. The girl one is pink, and the boy one is blue...

Well, i think..

I personally don't mind neither colour.. I'm a boy and i like pink? Anything wrong with that? - No.

But, alot of the girls at my school HATE pink..

What do you think?
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Old February 18th, 2008 (09:27 AM).
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I think the color arrangements are kinda like gender discrimination, you know? I'm male, and I like pink, I'm male, and I like blue too! =O
I think it's wrong for people to think that if your a boy you should like blue and hate pink. I bet some boys say they hate pink, but deep inside they love it.
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Old February 18th, 2008 (09:37 AM).
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I'm a girl and I hate pink, but I like blue. It's not really a big deal to me how the genders are associated with certain colours.
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Old February 18th, 2008 (10:07 AM).
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I actaully like certian shades of pink, honestly. I used to hate pink but now, I can tolerate it as long as its not eye splitting or something. XD Blue however, is one of my most favorite colors because all shades of blue are really pretty. :D
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I don't think you should say "this color belongs to boys and this color belongs to girls".
I'm a girl and pink is absolutely not my favorite color but I don't hate it either. Blue is my most favorite color but who cares?
I think it's naive to say "all boys which like pink are gay" or something else ._.
In my opinion boys can like pink and girls can like blue, there's no different. I mean, it's just a color!
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Old February 18th, 2008 (10:24 AM). Edited February 18th, 2008 by ~*SerenadeDS*~.
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It is just a way of getting the point across with colors. I personally like pink and blue. But I think everyone is different, and it's just a matter of opinion.

Haha, I wanna see pink associate with the male gender in a video game.
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To be honest, I find some shades of pink simply blinding for the eyes, and I don't understand how some people can stand those coulors.
That said, I do like some shades of pink, but not all of them.

And no, pink isn't restricted for girls, take a walk to a Jack and Jones store and you'll be amazed by the number of pink t-shirts and belts you'll find !

You wouldn't see me wearing pink because it's not my color. And a part of me subconsciously classifies pink as girly.. I can't help it.
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No, because some boys like pink. No, no color should assoicate a boy and a girl
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Old February 18th, 2008 (11:10 AM).
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I know a girl that likes black and hates pink. Normally black would be for dudes. But who the hell cares, it's a color. :[

I personally think the "girls should like pink and boys should like blue" crap is stupid. I like pink. Doesn't mean it's the end of the world if I do.
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Old February 18th, 2008 (11:15 AM).
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I love pink. ^.^ It's not my favorite color but I like it. =D
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Old February 18th, 2008 (11:18 AM).
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I agree with Skittles. Just because a guy might like pink doesn't mean it's the end of the world. Like tater tot, I also like pink (well, typing in it)
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Lool heres a funny story.. (Well not really)

I was making something in textiles (A toy) And it had.. Pink! On it. This anoying prat starts yelling "Pink puff, pink puff" Then i punch him in the face :D He starts screaming like a girl. And i say "Whos the puff now" xD So yea. Pink can be for both, and if people say "Pink puff" there just idiots :D
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Old February 18th, 2008 (11:30 AM).
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Quote originally posted by Mismaguis:
Lool heres a funny story.. (Well not really)

I was making something in textiles (A toy) And it had.. Pink! On it. This anoying prat starts yelling "Pink puff, pink puff" Then i punch him in the face :D He starts screaming like a girl. And i say "Whos the puff now" xD So yea. Pink can be for both, and if people say "Pink puff" there just idiots :D
I know a story kind of similar to that, one of my friends was on the playground in Elementary School, and some boy went up to her and said, "I'm a boy, so if you bit me I wouldn't cry!"
So the girl bit him, the rest is history. XD
(He cried.)
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They're jealous that you'd have the guts to pick a color like pink
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Eh, pink isn't a bad color - I only like one shade of it and
wouldn't be seen dead wearing it, though.

Blue is one of my more favorite colors, but only when
multiple shades are mixed in each other.

So, no, obviously not: certain colors aren't tethered to
certain genders.
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I don't much like any enforcement of color gender stereotypes - colors are colors, they're just different wavelengths of light, and the only genders they have are the ones we assign to them. I'm female, and I've always been more of a blue person than a pink person, since I think that blues in general are far more appealing than pinks (especially hot pink...hate that color so much). If a guy likes pink, then more power to him - the way I see it, if I'm allowed to like blue, then that guy should be allowed to like pink without being teased.

(I never like any situation where a guy is teased for liking "girly things", but that's another topic altogether.)

On a related note, I found this when I decided to go looking up stuff about color stereotypes. Apparently the colors used to be switched around (and it amused me slightly whenever I discovered it):
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Baby clothing, which was neutral for centuries, was branded with gender identities relatively recently, said Dr. Jo Paoletti, an associate professor in the department of textiles and consumer economics at the University of Maryland. For 300 years, American infants of both sexes were dressed alike, generally in white frocks. That changed shortly after the turn of the century, Dr. Paoletti said, when psychologists suggested that gender identification was influenced by nurture as well as nature.

Boys got trousers, girls got dresses and the sexes were color-coded. Around World War I, the boys wore pink (''a stronger, more decided'' color, the literature of the day declared), and the girls blue (''delicate, dainty''). It was only after World War II that pink and blue assumed their current identities; Dr. Paoletti was unable to explain why.
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Bolding is mine. Just something to think about, really - and this is why I hate branding a color as being for one gender or the other, as opinions can and do change.
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Old February 18th, 2008 (12:39 PM).
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Although I do find pink girly, I think blue is a universal color. Actually, I can't think of any color being associated with males.
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I like both colors but I don't think anyone should assume that you like a color because of your gender.

I wondered this just now...what do they do with intersex babies? Do they have purple blankets in stock or what?
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who the hell cares, it's a color. :[
That. And sex/gender stereotypes are stupid.

For the record, I like blue better.
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Well, since ancient times blue=boy girl=pink. Haven't you see how babies are dressed on those colors depending on their genders?

But that's only a point of view, but actually I like both colors, and also, I see a lot of girls/boys that like both pink and blue, so the likings don't depend on gender, but those colors are relationed to gender.

So, stereotypes suck xD
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Quote originally posted by Bud Luckey:
Pink? Pink? Well, what's wrong with pink? Seems like you got a pink kink in your think
I have no problem with pink or any other color for that matter, I'm not sure why whoever they were chose to associate gorls with pink and boy with blue, perhaps it was because pink is considered a delicate color and in olden days girls were also considered delicate. it really doesn't matter what color they associate with what to me.
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I like blue better... and I don't like pink... I don't know what to say, but somehow it seems that those who have a slight dislike for pink, tend to like blue more.
I like natural colours more, and somehow I don't see pink in that pallet. Yes I know there are shades of pink in nature, but they are always mixed with another colour. =P

It's silly to associate colours with genders, everyone should like what he/she likes.
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The term 'Blue' ranges massively, encompassing royal blue, soft baby blue, bright electric blues to indigo and sea green. Blue is a massively vague term description of a colour, wheras pink is always 'pale red/white' >_>


Anyway there was some pretty decent evidence to show that colours were preferred by some sexes more than others. The theory behind is questionable, but still deserves some thought.
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I don't hate either color, they're just colors. Colors shouldn't be associated with gender, it's just stereotypical for boys to like blue, and girls to like pink

Anyway, I actually quite like the pinky - purple color of my user title!
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Well I think it's actually this...

In ancient times, Greeks already designated the color assignments. You could actually think ancient people clothing boys with bold cool colors and girls with lively but soft ones.

Imagine you bieng clothe with pink colors!
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