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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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The fightback against gendered toys - The Guardian

The fightback against gendered toys - The Guardian | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
“They wanted to record the moments when their children were made aware of gender stereotypes; when they were directed towards a view of the world in which girls and boys inhabit separate,...”
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What Women Can Learn From Menswear - Oye! Times

What Women Can Learn From Menswear - Oye! Times | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
"Borrowing from the boys" is one of those fashion clichés we've never quite understood.
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MissBrekel: "Unisex"

MissBrekel: "Unisex" | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
I'm not happy that they made this move, as I strongly dislike the shape of unisex clothing because I think it is super unflattering, but I also just have an issue with the name "unisex" in general. When a company calls their ...
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Gender-flips are a simple and smart way to turn sexism on its head - The Guardian (blog)

Gender-flips are a simple and smart way to turn sexism on its head - The Guardian (blog) | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Christiaan Van Vuuren, Nader's real-life alter ego, told the Huffington Post that the idea was a response to "the over-sexualisation of the...
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More Pink and Less Prejudice for Boys - Rethink Pink

More Pink and Less Prejudice for Boys - Rethink Pink | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
It isn’t enough to tell our girls that they can do anything, be anything and accomplish everything while we continue to relegate our boys to rigid roles of masculinity.
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Science Doesn't Support a Gender Divide for Toys - Slate Magazine

Science Doesn't Support a Gender Divide for Toys - Slate Magazine | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Slate Magazine Science Doesn't Support a Gender Divide for Toys Slate Magazine Children are very aware of the importance placed on the social category of gender.
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Gender Confusion and the Complicity of Public Schools - American Thinker

Gender Confusion and the Complicity of Public Schools - American Thinker | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Gender Confusion and the Complicity of Public Schools
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Pretending that individuals who exhibit signs of serious mental illness in the classroom are helping impressionable children defies common sense.
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A view from the opposition.

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Some odd remarks on social constructivism about gender

Some odd remarks on social constructivism about gender | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it

"I’d be surprised if social constructivists all endorse Lockean tabula rasa theories of mind (at least when it comes to behaviors we interpret as gendered). And even if they did, you’d be hard pressed demonstrate the falsity of this by appealing to cross-cultural analogies between gender preferences for toys. So I’ll admit to finding this piece puzzling."

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2 of 2. The blogger doesn't have much to say here, but the comments are worth a read.

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'Think Pink' exhibit shows how rosy hue went from masculine to feminine - New York Daily News

'Think Pink' exhibit shows how rosy hue went from masculine to feminine - New York Daily News | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Early fashions from the 18th century show the French aristocracy wearing hues of pink. Take, for instance, an ...
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'Androgyny is all around us': Meet XXXora, a hermaphrodite on a crusade - The Independent

'Androgyny is all around us': Meet XXXora, a hermaphrodite on a crusade - The Independent | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Androgyny is considered fashion, but it's not considered a genetic reality.
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Girls Are Taught To 'Think Pink,' But That Wasn't Always So - KUNC

Girls Are Taught To 'Think Pink,' But That Wasn't Always So - KUNC | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Pink has always been with us, though it was not always as gender-entrenched as it is today. Back in the 1700s, men and women wore ...
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4 Things That Really Haven't Changed For Women Since The 1960s - Huffington Post

4 Things That Really Haven't Changed For Women Since The 1960s - Huffington Post | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it

We may have, as the 1968 Virginia Slims ad told us, "come a long way, baby." Or not. Sometimes, it seems, the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Sister Boomers, do you agree?

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Comment: My fight to end gendered happy meal toys - SBS

Comment: My fight to end gendered happy meal toys - SBS | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
“SBS Comment: My fight to end gendered happy meal toys SBS We found that 92.9 percent of the time, the store, without asking, simply gave each child the toy that McDonald's had designated for that child's gender — a Justice fashion toy for girls and...”
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She-rexes and bunz and roses from Baby Blastoff's awesome ...

She-rexes and bunz and roses from Baby Blastoff's awesome ... | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Baby Blastoff's styles and colors are carefully chosen by Emily to work for any gender, while still being super-fun and hip. Emily's mission is to create an alternative to the "pink is for girls, blue is for boys" paradigm in children's ...
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Rainbow Loom craze jumps gender divide - The Canberra Times

Not since children took to playgrounds with yo-yos or digital pet Tamagotchis has there been a craze that has jumped the gender gap like the latest schoolyard fad: the Rainbow Loom.
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A Gender Neutral, Children's Book Themed Baby Shower - On to Baby

A Gender Neutral, Children's Book Themed Baby Shower - On to Baby | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Expecting parents Missy and Dan created a gender neutral, book themed nursery for their little one on the way, and their fantastic baby shower hosted by by Missy's stepmother, her father and Dan's mother had that same fun ...
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"Mad Men" Fans: Here's What Fashion Looked Like In 1969 - Co.Design

"Mad Men" Fans: Here's What Fashion Looked Like In 1969 - Co.Design | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Pants, which women only started wearing in the '60s (as documented by Peggy Olsen in the series), were abbreviated to mid-thigh in 1969, further cementing gender equality in attire.
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Timeless gender that makes us feel whole - Beliefnet

Timeless gender that makes us feel whole - Beliefnet | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
I also didn't bother attempting to blend into the girly talk in school centered on fashion, frills, and fluff.
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MICA student blends history and gender in fashion - Baltimore Sun (blog)

MICA student blends history and gender in fashion - Baltimore Sun (blog) | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Amadeus Guchhait, a MICA student and Ellicott City native, is silhouetted by a window in his studio as he does some needlework on an item of clothing on...
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Pink or blue: Who cares? What colors say (and don't say) about our children - The Birmingham News - al.com

Pink or blue: Who cares? What colors say (and don't say) about our children - The Birmingham News - al.com | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Pink or blue: Who cares? What colors say (and don't say) about our children
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The color/gender issue says so much more about us than it does about our kids. We need to stop gender-policing children.
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The Social Construction of Sex

The Social Construction of Sex | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Many of us probably get our core gender identities as much from our biological origins as we do from our gender educations.
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I of 2 related articles in conversation with each other. 

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Childhood Gender Roles Look Totally Ridiculous When Forced On Adults - Huffington Post

Childhood Gender Roles Look Totally Ridiculous When Forced On Adults - Huffington Post | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
Childhood Gender Roles Look Totally Ridiculous When Forced On Adults Huffington Post ...
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A Peace Treaty in the War on Pink - Babble

A Peace Treaty in the War on Pink - Babble | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
They'll learn more with time, and develop the brainpower for more complex thought, and perhaps more interesting fashion choices.
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Fashion Week Tokyo: menswear's mixed messages - The Japan Times

Fashion Week Tokyo: menswear's mixed messages - The Japan Times | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it
The designer used kanji cut-outs to form swirling ribbon dresses, and deconstructed Chinese cheongsam (one-piece) dresses to shrugs and body-conscious skirts, all to ask questions about...
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Being modern and metrosexual in the city - Khaleej Times

Being modern and metrosexual in the city - Khaleej Times | Pink and Blue | Scoop.it

Perhaps his most telling prediction was the way this 'man' would emerge from fashion magazines and into mainstream urban culture, thanks, in part, to strategic media and...

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