Not too awfully long ago it was the other way ’round.
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At the beginning of the 20th century, some stores began suggesting “sex-appropriate” colors. In 1918 the trade publication Earnshaw’s Infants’ Department claimed the “generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.” Additionally, a 1927 issue of Time noted that large-scale department stores in Boston, Chicago, and New York suggested pink for boys.
“Let’s talk about your plug, Ruby.”
“Ruby?” she said.
“Just go with the flow.”
“Well… it covers up an anatomy flaw. Between 2 Cheeks.”
“Good enough. Now… let’s talk about the pink skin.”