Boys Like Blue – Girls Like Pink

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A project by photographer Jeongmee Yoon, displaying how parents fall into gender bias.

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    The-Penetrator
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    I liek RED. But my parents always bought me black and gray stuff 🙁

    JazzyJazzyJazzHands
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    It’s even important to note the amount of items in the girl’s room compared to the boy’s room. A lot of boys’ toys and accessories are red rather than blue, which my explain the lack of items, still it’s something to look into.

    Most of my stuff growing up was green and yellow.

    aarpie
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    I think it’s a bit stupid to say that parents fall into gender bias when it’s really the marketing companies that are biased. “I want a doll” Ah, the doll is draped in pink. “I want a toy gun,” well, that gun might just be blue. Dude is making massive leaps in logic here, and I’m glad to read that it was only a photo project and not some year end thesis paper where he’s trying to prove this point. I think I’d smack him if it was.

    nyoki
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    I’m…flabbergasted by the amount of stuff, let alone pink stuff, that the girl has. I might go so far as to say it’s disgusting.

    vandal
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    Girls room is larger.

    RSIxidor
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    So, there’s so much pink that something in there has to be a vibrator.

    chris_hates_freedom
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    It appears that a mountain of charm bracelet-type doodads are more overwhelming than the bike/skateboard/scooter which lurks out of frame in the boy’s room. The earth is most certainly going to crash into the sun. As a parent who has bought gifts for kids of both genders, let me break it down for you, mathematically: littlest pet shop + my little pony + polly pocket + disney princess dress up + dora the explorer dolls + hello kitty bracelets + play make up + baby dolls + barbie playhouse + play kitchen + high school musical DVD < video game… Read more »

    FlyingMantisShrimp
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    My parents only bought me a steel knife and released me into the wilderness.

    After surviving for 3 weeks on my own, they finally called me “son.”

    chris_hates_freedom
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    @FlyingMantisShrimp:
    after which you killed, skinned and ate them?

    JazzyJazzyJazzHands
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    Checking out the pile of stuff the girl has, I notice a lot of is items you wouldn’t find in a child’s room: like hair care products, dental care, even the pink crayons and pink art supplies are picked out of the package. There’s even a pink altoid box by what appears to be several packages of pink tooth paste. I think the girl’s stuff has been supplemented, and I’m sure if I were to go around my house and collect blue stuff, I probably could be get a good collection for the boy’s side (I even noticed many of… Read more »

    toof
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    Fine! I guess I’ll Say it then. Japs or Chinks, but certainly not gooks or dinks. I’m leaning towards japs………………..

    rattybad
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    That hurts my eyes. The girl seems to have more doo-dads, and the boy has bigger, more clunky items; but most of my stuff was a mix of colors–green GI Joes, a green Stretch Monster, an orange race track, a red and silver train engine, blue and grey Batman toys, etc.

    Cheebs
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    turquoise is the color of the universe you idiots!

    NoOneInParticular
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    @chris_hates_freedom: littlest pet shop + my little pony + polly pocket + disney princess dress up + dora the explorer dolls + hello kitty bracelets + play make up + baby dolls + barbie playhouse + play kitchen + high school musical DVD < video game system + 1 game + 1 lego package.

    You’re nuts, man! You’ve clearly never looked at the price tag on Littlest Pet Shop/My little Pony/Polly Pocket/Barbie/whatever girls’ toys. Those items INDIVIDUALLY outweigh the video game, and the lego package is almost nothing.

    SomethingToBelieveIn
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    I want to play “I Spy”

    nyoki
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    I am a girl that was never into dolls and I truly hate pink. I’m trying to think if I own anything w/ pink on it. So far, nothing. I have no girls so, I never had to go out and try to find non-pink girlie stuff. My mom used to make me dresses and I stole my brothers’ jeans. She bought me a doll, once or twice and I traded w/ my friends to get something I liked better. She finally stopped when she discovered that my younger sisters loved the dresses and girly stuff. Growing up, I loved… Read more »

    nyoki
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    I spy a little tykes slide.

    Puulaahi
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    Brainwashed by the norms of society from the time of birth.

    outofocus
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    My favorite color when I was a kid was blue with black following close behind. The only pink I ever owned was a terrible outfit my mother put in me for picture day in 6th grade. It was terrible. Really terrible. I cried I hated it so much. I was so embarrassed at school. My son’s favorite color has been red since the very beginning. But I specifically asked for neutral colors for baby cloths. Most of his toys are the same ones I had or wanted when I was a kid (legos, action figures) but he does have some… Read more »

    dub_1211
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    @toof: toof! you’re alive! i fucked your mom! she was subpar. pubes were too thick, hurt my penis, plus there was shit in her muffbeard.

    chris_hates_freedom
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    @NoOneInParticular:
    I’ll see your “you’re nuts” and raise you a “you’re on crack”.
    Littlest pet shop medium size playset = $26
    littlest pet shop 2 pk = $5

    average video game = $49
    average lego pack = $49

    Paul_Is_Drunk
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    My girlfriend hates pink. HATES it. I’m… not sure how to feel about this.

    nyoki
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    I found something w/ pink on it. I have a brown t-shirt w/ a sorta faded pink peace sign on it.

    ogie
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    in typical fashion, the girl has way more shit than the boy.

    GermanKommissar
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    GermanKommissar

    The great gender bias is part of the ongoing propaganda machine that we get fed from since birth

    It should not matter what colours your kids get as long as you keep boys away from colors like pink and purple

    shiroinohi
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    @toof

    Nice try, they’re Korean.

    KyrusRose
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    I’m tossing my kid into the gender norms as of this weekend! Why? Because my daughter, who’s just turned 7.. HATES her BLUE bedroom. I made the mistake of letting her grandfather, who wanted a grandson, paint her room…. blue. Moron. She WANTS pink and purple and that’s what shes getting. Why? I have no idea why, but if it makes the kid happy, why does it have to be some kind of epidemic?

    NoOneInParticular
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    @chris_hates_freedom: You countered with the only cheap thing you could find. Yay. You found one thing cheaper. The rest more than makes up for it, so your nuts are bigger than my crack. 😀

    CathyLong
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    I’ve loved the color blue since I was a kid. Grew up with HeMan, TMNT and Legos. I guess my mom never bought into the whole “girls like pink” garbage, because her mother didn’t.

    chris_hates_freedom
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    @NoOneInParticular:
    dude.
    The mid-level stuff for almost all the girl’s products I mentioned are less than the video game or the (mid level) legos.

    All ten of the girls items would have to have an average price of $30 just to compensate for an entry-level PS3. The point is girls get more stuff because their stuff is cheaper.

    SumoSnipe
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    SumoSnipe

    @FlyingMantisShrimp: Little brother????
    @nyokki:
    Bet Hubby loves playing with you erector set.(sorry could not resist.)

    SumoSnipe
    Member
    SumoSnipe

    *your*

    nyoki
    Member

    @SumoSnipe: He is my erector set. ;<)

    Phyreblade
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    Look at all that pink… Dude, you got hosed…

    Phyreblade
    Member

    Erector set…? I don’t see any erector set… wait…

    Oh…

    Durr…

    warren
    Member

    Those kids have the deadest expressions I’ve ever seen outside of Neverland Ranch.

    deleted_user
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    Does anybody else notice how a lot of products girls use are shaped like dildos, and often vibrate? Such as that hair wand thing…

    And that little girl has this nasty ass pimple on her cheek

    nyoki
    Member

    @casemods: Damn, you’re right, and what is that on her cheek?

    outofocus
    Member

    @nyokki: I bet it’s a Hello Kitty sticker or something like that.

    deleted_user
    Member

    It’s a huge pimple…a nasty one…