//Digression: While, in my over excitement, I do tend to share my likes and at times force people (esp ma) to read the book I liked, or see the movie I liked, I don’t really judge people on their likes. I draw a line, however, when they say their favourite books are written by Chetan Bhagat. That just tells me, they don’t read so much (and I think that’s a fair assumption?). But having said that, few people really read these days, so perhaps this isn’t bad either. I saw a girl reading a book titled: “She broke up; I didn’t. I just kissed someone else”. Maybe I’ve always been too old fashioned to relate to it. //End of digression
Your favourite colour should be pink if you’re a girl and blue if a boy baffles me. Because I believe now, it has moved beyond the marketing gimmick it was (perhaps) meant to be. I’ve always felt assigning colours to genders is weird. I don’t quite get convinced when all baby girls in my family tend to have their favourite colour listed as pink. How did they get so stereotypical? Who told them girls are supposed to like pink? In fact, historically, it was quite *not* the same. Since btw,
Pink was once a color associated with masculinity, considered to be a watered down red and held the power associated with that color. In 1914, The Sunday Sentinel, an American newspaper, advised mothers to ‘use pink for the boy and blue for the girl, if you are a follower of convention.’ The change to pink for girls and blue for boys happened in America and elsewhere only after World War II.
Outside of blue and pink ;
- A woman wearing black implies submission to men. Ha! LBD! 🙂
- Weightlifters are able to handle heavier weights in blue gyms. Explains why the Samoa team wearing blue was winning medals!
- People lose their tempers more often in yellow. I’ve had several yellow seasons. Explains everything!
- Green is the easiest color on the eye and can improve vision. Unfair world.
PS: Of course wearing a pink bow hairband to office always feels good 😉