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Telling the boys from the girls
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This Scoop.it collection is a companion to my blog, Gender Mystique. The blog, began as an extension of my book, Pink and Blue: Telling the Boys from the Girls in America (2012). Since then, I have expanded the focus to include gender and consumer culture more generally.

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Cross-dressing: are women's and men's fashions blending together? - Telegraph.co.uk

Cross-dressing: are women's and men's fashions blending together? - Telegraph.co.uk | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
“Telegraph.co.uk Cross-dressing: are women's and men's fashions blending together?”
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How Andreja Pejić Fashioned Her Own Version Of Womanhood - BuzzFeed

How Andreja Pejić Fashioned Her Own Version Of Womanhood - BuzzFeed | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
“How Andreja Pejić Fashioned Her Own Version Of Womanhood BuzzFeed Then, I started going to a liberal high school.” It was at University High that Pejić first embraced an androgynous identity.”
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Hear Us Roar: Finding Feminism in Fashion - Style.com

Hear Us Roar: Finding Feminism in Fashion - Style.com | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it

That way, every time some guy at a party asks me whether I feel like working in fashion is a betrayal of my gender, I could just point at the tattoo and walk away.

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Will gender-neutral clothing ever have mainstream appeal? - Daily Life

Will gender-neutral clothing ever have mainstream appeal? - Daily Life | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
“David Bowie had a profound impact on the way we see gender within a fashion context.”
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I dunno. Jeans and t-shirts are pretty popular.
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Social media users quick to express disgust at 'Back to School' advert - Daily Mail

Social media users quick to express disgust at 'Back to School' advert - Daily Mail | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
"And last year the clothing giant was branded 'sexist' and 'sleazy' over a series of 'degrading' adverts for a unisex shirt.”
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Gender-neutral fashion: beyond menswear and womenswear - The Guardian

Gender-neutral fashion: beyond menswear and womenswear - The Guardian | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
"From men in wigs in the 1700s, to David Bowie and Diane Keaton's Annie Hall in the 1970s, fashion has long toyed with gender boundaries.”
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Science Proves Enforcing Binary Gender Roles Can Actually Make Children Sick - Mic

Science Proves Enforcing Binary Gender Roles Can Actually Make Children Sick - Mic | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
But a study conducted by the University of Warwick's Centre for the Study of Women and Gender proves Cox's point, concluding that children "with fixed ideas about...”
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How did Lego become a gender battleground? - BBC News

How did Lego become a gender battleground? - BBC News | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Three new Lego figures - all female scientists - have been unveiled. But why does the toymaker's portrayal of women provoke such controversy?”
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Children Surrounded by Color-Coded Toys

Children Surrounded by Color-Coded Toys | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
A series of images from South Korean photographer JeongMee Yoon shows the results of manufacturers' and marketers' arbitrary choices to assign gender-based colors.
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Sublime design: Varvara Stepanova's unisex sports uniform - The Conversation

Sublime design: Varvara Stepanova's unisex sports uniform - The Conversation | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
“Sublime design: Varvara Stepanova's unisex sports uniform The Conversation With bold lines that echoed the jumping, running, ducking and weaving of its wearer, the boxy shape, utilitarian design and block colours precipitated the minimalist look of...”
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When enforcing gender norms turns violent - PBS NewsHour

When enforcing gender norms turns violent - PBS NewsHour | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Just a few decades ago, state laws allowed police to arrest individuals for impersonating another sex if the police deemed they weren't wearing gender-appropriate clothing.
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Do pink toys stop women from becoming scientists? - Telegraph.co.uk

Do pink toys stop women from becoming scientists? - Telegraph.co.uk | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
But though there is a huge imbalance in the number of women working in engineering and science industries, is this because of the toy industry or because of the subjects they study at school?
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Interesting question, lots of options, no answers.
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Made by hand and heart - Mid-Day

Made by hand and heart - Mid-Day | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
“Mid-Day Made by hand and heart Mid-Day The brand believes in unisex clothing for kids, hence the product range includes unisex kurtas, mandarin collar shirts, summer shorts, lounge pants and night pyjama sets.”
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Why is pink for girls and blue for boys? - YouTube

Why is pink for girls and blue for boys? - YouTube | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Are our hunter-gathers ancestors or capitalism to thank for the pink-blue gender divide? Share this on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/YAnhww Share this on Twitter...
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My Son Wore a Dress to School Today - Huffington Post

My Son Wore a Dress to School Today - Huffington Post | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
“My Son Wore a Dress to School Today Huffington Post My persona was as a merry prankster (in the Ken Kesey tradition), a yippie letting my freak flag fly with bright clothing and bold public actions.”
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Have Your Say: How do we sidestep teaching gender stereotypes to our children? - The Globe and Mail

Have Your Say: How do we sidestep teaching gender stereotypes to our children? - The Globe and Mail | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
“Have Your Say: How do we sidestep teaching gender stereotypes to our children?”
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Yes, Please | The Invasion of the Flats - New York Times (blog)

Yes, Please | The Invasion of the Flats - New York Times (blog) | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Looking over the fall fashion spreads of designer orthopedic sandals and neon-hued sneakers, I suspect that girls today probably don't feel the need to wear heels to transform themselves...”
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About time.
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Feminine collection hits Men's Fashion Week runway - blogTO (blog)

Feminine collection hits Men's Fashion Week runway - blogTO (blog) | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
“blogTO (blog) Feminine collection hits Men's Fashion Week runway blogTO (blog) toronto mens fashion week The effect was, by turns, jarring and thought-provoking.”
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Trend Watch: Unisex – The Co | Report

Trend Watch: Unisex – The Co | Report | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
“The unisex trend has infiltrated every market from baby names to fragrances. Who else remembers when Pete Wentz put out his unisex clothing line in 2008? Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom put out a unisex fragrance in ...”
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Stop Confusing Gender Dysphoria With Body Dysmorphia Already - Jezebel

Stop Confusing Gender Dysphoria With Body Dysmorphia Already - Jezebel | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
My previous mental healthcare providers either did not know how to recognise children with gender dysphoria or simply did now know how to deal with them.
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Forcing Kids To Stick To Gender Roles Can Actually Be Harmful To Their Health - ThinkProgress

Forcing Kids To Stick To Gender Roles Can Actually Be Harmful To Their Health - ThinkProgress | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
“ThinkProgress Forcing Kids To Stick To Gender Roles Can Actually Be Harmful To Their Health ThinkProgress Raising children in societies that adhere to rigid gender roles, with fixed ideas about what should be considered “masculine” and “feminine,”...”
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His and Hers: Is Unisex the Fashion the Future? | Ladyclever

His and Hers: Is Unisex the Fashion the Future? | Ladyclever | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
According to the South China Morning Post, unisex clothing is different from the androgynous look (which borrows pieces from both male and female closets) because it calls for the complete elimination of gender norms when ...
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Dame Vivienne Westwood launches unisex clothing - The Independent

Dame Vivienne Westwood launches unisex clothing - The Independent | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
“The Independent Dame Vivienne Westwood launches unisex clothing The Independent In pictures: Vivienne Westwood's Unisex clothing range.”
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Unisex Clothing: The Movement | away.with.ray

Unisex Clothing: The Movement | away.with.ray | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
As slim fit denim and suits for men continue to overwhelm the runway, season after season, women have the opportunity change the fashion game to an intermix of unisex clothing. The movement began when artists like Iggy ...
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PBS Explores Gender, Fashion and 'the Right to be Handsome ...

PBS Explores Gender, Fashion and 'the Right to be Handsome ... | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
A new segment by Ivette Feliciano explores how and why clothing for gender non-conforming people is on the rise.
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