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Comment by TNT666 on May 16, 2011 at 12:25am
The points addressed in the video are correct. However I wouldn't use the terminology "scientific", as it's irrelevant, but she's correct in historical terms... unless one is part of the neo-liberal religion, which corresponds to most of the USA and Canadian population. Neo-liberalism is indistinguishable from Christianity. Interesting how policies created with the intent of "equality" result in mostly... equality. But true egalitarianism is not something that flies with modern Christianity, which is all about elitism.
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on May 15, 2011 at 11:15pm
Communist or anarchist response, complete with memorized vocabulary. She doesn't have anything close to a monopoly on scientific opinion.
Comment by Marissa Michael on May 15, 2011 at 10:33pm
I'm quite sure most of you have read or know Half the Sky by Kristof and WuDunn. If you have not, it is highly recommended from this literary junkie. The narration is strong (never boring; and I bore easily) and it's an incredibly informative piece with personal stories threaded through it's core.
Comment by TNT666 on March 17, 2011 at 12:47pm
Comment by dr kellie on March 17, 2011 at 11:46am

That is amazing.  Who knew?  I guess this over 40, over educated, single person qualifies, although I don't call myself a trekkie, even though I love me some Star Trek! 

Comment by Joseph P on March 14, 2011 at 6:49pm
I have a pink, button-down shirt.  Goes well with black slacks.
Comment by SecretWombat on March 14, 2011 at 5:21pm
Pink as a girl's colour is a fairly recent cultural invention. Prior to the 20th century girls in Europe were largely dressed in light blue because it was the colour of the Virgin Mary. Pink, on the other hand, was a subdued form of red - a colour perceived as masculine and active and hence considered appropriate for boys. It's worth noting that traditional Disney heroines wore blue.

There are many cultural connotations associated with different colours. There's nothing wrong with the colours themselves, it's the assumptions that a society constructs around them that can be detrimental.

For those who think that pink is fine because they don't see through these cultural filters, that's great. Remember your position next time you buy an item for a boy or man and choose pink to demonstrate how culturally neutral you really are!
Comment by TNT666 on March 11, 2011 at 4:19pm
That would be an interesting study. Take a group of 2-3 y/o boys and girls who have not been swathed in appropriately pink or blue blankies or PJs, place them in a field of natural wild flowers and see if pink out-attracts other colours in either sex. I'm guessing not. I'm guessing yellows and reds and purples and purples and whites and pintos will be equally popular.
Comment by Sandy on March 11, 2011 at 3:57pm
How about flowers? Rose petals, carnations, the blush on a daisy, etc. And didn't you ever see a sunset as a child? Pink is just a naturally occurring colour like orange or violet or sky blue. There's nothing sinister about it, but I maintain that girls, on the whole, seem to find it attractive. And why not? It's nicer to look at than diarrhoea yellow or snot green - especially if you're not looking at it through any culturally created filters.
Comment by TNT666 on March 11, 2011 at 3:41pm
So where were they seeing this colour pink, while shopping? with attractive female marketing, in books? with attractive female images? As a kid, the only pink in my life was those 2 pencils in my76- Prismacolour set...
 

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