A million shades of Pink and Blue

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It all starts with the PINK and the BLUE

Her dolls, her dresses,  building blocks to her room – we think it needs to be PINK

The boy is welcomed with BLUE, but why? – he hardly has a clue

What if one sees a boy with a little shade of pink, or a girl with a little shade of blue – 

we stare, and probably think how dare? A little discomfort, a smirk or a frown 

Is it really fair, or rather should we really care?


I ponder on  and realize it all starts with us having two discrete sets of characteristics etched in our minds under the “Blue” (read boys) and “Pink” (read girls) categories. This is the very outcome of our social conditioning – every little girl is expected to be the right shade of pink  and every little boy goes through an equal pressure to get all the attributes under the blue list for him to be…

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