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Origin of Everything

Why was Pink for Boys and Blue for Girls?

Episode 19 | 9m 3s

Pink for Boys and Blue for Girls might seem strange to modern eyes and sensibilities, but up until the 1940’s a lot of people thought pink was the more masculine color and blue was clearly more feminine. So how did we end up in a world where it’s 100% confirmed that pink is the marker of all things girly and blue denotes boyhood? Well it’s a long strange story, so watch the episode to find out!

Aired: 02/16/18

Rating: NR

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