To all you color theorists out there, we want some answers!
Why is it so important for us to establish the gender identity of our offspring? If it’s a boy he must, at all cost, be raised from birth in a blue room and the girl in the pink? With only the most adventurous of parents moving to a bold (and non gender specific) yellow. Why do we do it and what came first? Did little boys all over the world scream “I want a blue room, I want my whole world to be blue!” or did we create an appreciation for specific colors in our children by imprinting their impressionable minds with these colors?
Now red tones, presumably including particularly intense shades of pink actually increase heart rates and levels of aggression while blue is considered a calming color. So what are we saying here? Give the girls some extra oomph to counteract their naturally sweet and even keeled dispositions and and provide a palliative environment for the guys to keep their exuberance down to a dull roar? Or are we, by surrounding the little princesses with all things pink, fuchsia and Barbie, creating the more aggressive of the two genders? And is all this color stereotyping a global phenomenon or is the pink/blue thing in particular an American thing to do?