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Joan Denoo commented on Catriona Taruste's blog post Pink: Exclusively for girls
"leveni, how interesting! I didn't know that.  When I was in Asia, the color for an infant was black. Something about good luck. It looked really strange to me to see all these babies dressed in black. "
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Joan Denoo commented on Catriona Taruste's blog post Pink: Exclusively for girls
"Outrageous! The job of the parent is to provide a safe place for the child to develop from inside out. Kind of like waiting to discover the child, not to fashion the child into a preconceived notion of who and what he or she is to be. It sounds like…"
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Sentient Biped commented on Catriona Taruste's blog post Pink: Exclusively for girls
"I have lots of punk flowers on my deck. I look at them snd think, why did I buy do msny pink flowers? I dont have any intent to do that so it must be subconscious. Then again Im gay, so maybe if .i was a "real msn" I wouldnt have pink…"
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jay H commented on Catriona Taruste's blog post Pink: Exclusively for girls
"The whole thing is silly. And because it's silly I certainly can't get upset about it. True its purely cultural (think Lawrence's Pinkie vs Gainsborough's Blue Boy), it's just custom. Really, harmless custom. Its absurd to…"
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B Fletcher commented on Catriona Taruste's blog post Pink: Exclusively for girls
"How do I feel?  It totally weirds me out, is how I feel.  I want to be gender neutral and not push my kids one way or the other around "gendered" objects, activities, etc, but I have to fight my ingrained biases all the way.…"
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Grinning Cat commented on Catriona Taruste's blog post Pink: Exclusively for girls
"Many toy manufacturers seem to believe that girls can only perceive colors in the pink-to-purple range. When I was twentysomething, I visited my parents while wearing a colorful (Guatemalan?) belt much like this one. My mom's reaction:…"
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Michael Penn commented on Catriona Taruste's blog post Pink: Exclusively for girls
"I see your point. Christian gender apologetics has dictated today that the mother might help in turning the boy "gay" if she got him a pink pair of shoes. We have to raise this child and keep it away from everything deemed as…"
Jun 8
leveni commented on Catriona Taruste's blog post Pink: Exclusively for girls
"It used to be the other way around. From Earnshaw's Infants' Department in June 1918  "The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger…"
Jun 8
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Pink: Exclusively for girls

Recently I started work at a footwear store at a shopping centre. Most people come to look at shoes for kids, since it's summer and the footwear I sell is well-known to be comfortable and resiliant, easy to clean etc. To date there have been 9 occasions, when the following happens: Mother comes in with her son, generally 1-5yo, and proceeds to look at the merchandise. By this time the boy has had a quick look and has set his sights on a pink pair of kids' shoes. He insists he likes this, but…See More
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Pink: Exclusively for girls

Posted on June 8, 2014 at 3:45am 8 Comments

Recently I started work at a footwear store at a shopping centre. Most people come to look at shoes for kids, since it's summer and the footwear I sell is well-known to be comfortable and resiliant, easy to clean etc. To date there have been 9 occasions, when the following happens: Mother comes in with her son, generally 1-5yo, and proceeds to look at the merchandise. By this time the boy has had a quick look and has set his sights on a pink pair of kids' shoes. He insists he likes this, but…

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At 9:32pm on February 9, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 3:03am on February 8, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings Catriona  

Welcome to Atheist Nexus---an internet world of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking wisdom. There are many like-minded freethinking people in this network--friendly, caring, rational.

We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 890 discussion topics and 4000 members. http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin Terry

 
 
 

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