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Study: why girls like pink

This site uses cookies. If you ask a woman at a cocktail party what her favorite color is and she replies, "Pink! Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox. While it's possible that the pink lady just loves shades on the red spectrum, we, as a society, have a ton of associations around the color. We should, instead, examine why pink is considered a "girly" color, whereas pretty much every other color, except blue, is without gender association. Or, really, any associations at all.

For most of history, pink was just another color. It was worn equally by men and women.

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A line in Little Women published in refers to Amy as tying pink and blue ribbons around two babies to tell the male from the female "in the French fashion. A catalogue from even recommended dressing female babies in blue as it had a "much more delicate and dainty tone. Men and women continued to wear pink well into the '20s, though pink had come to be seen as a flashy and flamboyant color on men. Like hell he is. He wears a pink suit. To be fair, Gatsby could have gone to Penn State.

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Not for any special reason, though; she supposedly just liked the way it set off her skin tone and pretty blue eyes. It said, as much as any piece of clothing could, "the men are home now, and you can return to your traditional roles. I turn the pork chops! His name is Ike. During the Eisenhower administration, the White House featured so many pink furnishings that it came to be known as "the Pink Palace.

The baby-voiced, super voluptuous movie star—billed as "Marilyn Monroe, King Sized" in —may have represented a different kind of femininity than Mamie did, but she was just as determined to show there was nothing masculine about her.

How pink became a color for girls

She wore lots and lots of pink. She also had pink shag carpeting surrounding her heart-shaped bathtub. She explained that this was because "men want a girl to be pink, helpless, and do a lot of deep breathing. An astonishing of pink household products were produced and consumed in the post-war years. Mamie Eisenhower, mother of pink, even had pink cotton balls!

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Sanitary napkins began being made in pink so women could "feel dainty" while wearing them. Ponds makeup was presented in a little pink case. Along with pink bathrooms, they became a staple of the decade that people have been ripping out and redoing ever since. We now have white bathrooms, in which we keep pink-handled razor blades and pink loofas and sanitary napkins, which still come in pink packaging.

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True colors – breakdown of color preferences by gender

Some of them went along with the massive pink trend in a more calculated fashion. She goes along with the national mood and sings that if women today "have gotta think, think pink! But many quickly learned they could use the color and its new connotations to their advantage.

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Professing a fondness for pink was a very easy way for women to make themselves seem less intimidating, without changing their actions or personalities at all. Lynn Peril, in her absolutely fabulous book Pink Thinkreferences Donna Mae Mims, a professional race car driver competing in who called herself the "Pink Lady. Mims may have had the audacity to compete against men and win, but pink helped to deflect criticism and reminded observers that she was, at heart, a girl like any other.

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Ever since then, some women have come to use pink as a tool to disguise their truer, and sometimes darker, natures. Mims, using the color to give the impression of being sweeter than they actually are. Does anyone really imagine that Regina George wants to sit around cooking a man pork chops?

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Without those, it's The article was on the need "to break the highest, hardest glass ceiling," so pretty much the opposite of what ol' Mamie was selling. But that jacket helped deflect criticisms about her "being confused about her gender" and prompted an article from the Washington Post entitled, "Why Hillary Clinton Should Keep Wearing Bright Pink Jackets.

So when that lady at the cocktail party tells you that her favorite color is "pink! Or she might just be a badass who's trying not to scare you too much. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram. Cookie banner This site uses cookies. Photo: Getty Images. Filed under: History. Reddit Pocket Flipboard. Women in pink on the set of Funny Face. Photo: Getty Images For most of history, pink was just another color.

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