Sunday, February 15, 2009


My 3 year old son sometimes chooses things because they are the color pink. Many times he does it thinking he is "rebelling" for choosing something that is for "girls." Other times he says I want blue because blue is for boys.
Even before I had him I used to say I don't want to make colors gender based let my kids wear whatever they like.
But really who specified pink for girls and blue for boys?
and everything else...
are these tags and labels there because people made them up so it stuck or are they there because they really do give certain vibes?

1 comment:

Shimo said...

IMO we are used to specify the unspecific. Why should boys wear blue and why should girls wear pink? We have no particular answer other than we are used to.
If we think of a lot of things and beliefs we are used to, we may find most of them unjustified.
Since children are not used to anything like adults they act naturally, wondering and asking WHY? WHY? WHY? till you come to a point when you don't even know why.