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  • They don't, but society teaches them such things. Children receive sexual-sociological-cultural imprinting from the moment they are born, even before if the sex of the foetus is known. In our society it begins in the hospital by wrapping newborn males in blue blankets and females in pink. The colour of that first sleeper purchased for a child reflects sexual stereotypes. Imprinting is continued through a child's formative years by their parents, other adults, other children, the schools, the media, and a host of other sources. Even if a parent tries to raise their children in an environment without gender stereotyping, they would still be imprinted. A parent is simply one influence among thousands. The only way we could determine if there were any innate differences between men and women would be to raise a control group of children in complete isolation from the rest of society. This is not possible. The behaviour patterns that people say are 'naturally' male or female are imprinted, not instinctive.
  • we dont have a thing for the color pink...thats just what society has pushed on us. Like when you are going to have a baby, if its a girl you paint the room pink, if its a boy you paint the room blue. I bet there are many guys out there who love the color pink but are just scated to admit it.
  • I love the color of pink and think it is feminine and soft looking.
  • Because it's pretty
  • Maybe because it could be considered a feminine color. Girls are usually dressed in and been around (blankets, nursery walls, toys...) pink at birth, maybe most females just grew up with that being...associated with them?
  • Corder is correct. Pink is what is socially acceptable to be associated with a girl, at least in the U.S. it is. Same thing with boys and blue. These are known as social norms, it has nothing to do with science or genetics, but how a child is raised. It is socially acceptable for boys to play with cars and action figures where as it is for girls to play with dolls and houses, easy bake ovens etc. If you raise your daughter to be around the color green and totally keep them off limits to other girls and the color pink, i am quite sure they will think that green is asociated with girls and not pink. Its all a socially determinable trait, not sex.
  • I hate the color pink and I am a girl. But most girls like it because we are programmed by society to like it.
  • Because I love it.
  • I like pink because it looks good on me.
  • religious hetero conditioning
  • thats what our society says is a girl color. I like blue now that i can think for myself. I used to like pink....
  • I have never liked the colour pink and I am a girl. ( Or woman). I prefer black, red, purple and green. I was a tomboy at heart and at 46 I still am. My fondest memories are of wearing jeans , t-shirts and being on the floor playing cars with my son.
  • I dont really like it...but like everyone else said soiciety says we do....
  • I like light shades of pink because they're soft and pretty. I don't like 'loud' shades of pink ~ it reminds me of Pepto Bismol:)
  • I like the colour pink because I chose to out of my own accord. It also looks good on me. What's not to like about that?
  • Not all do. I've known a few who absolutely hate pink. And one of them was even a girl I thought to be fairly feminine. I like pink, though. I didn't used to. But now I think of it as being one of the colors that represent femininity. And, I love that.
  • I don't really like pink at all. I like it for my cat, her collars and such, but not for me!!
  • I never did, but I was a tomboy growing up. I like pastel blues personally.
  • because it looks good against my complexion
  • I don't know.That's a good question.
  • I think its something about childhood and always or maybe always feeling protected in pink blankets when sick...
  • I can understand that it's a social thing, but I don't quite get the association of such TO the colour pink. Because it's so conditioned as a female colour it almost seems natural yes, but to begin I wonder how that link was made. Still, I like pink, one of my favourite colours after black. Social norms and black sheep imperative be damned. But, no pink clothing though please, ew. XD
  • i hate pink, i hate these mothers that when they have a girl EVERYTHING is pink - urgh! my fav colours dark purple so i either go against the pink grain or i should have been a man, although it does have redish undertones. or theres the scientific view: As expected from previous work, both sexes rated blues as best. But analysis of all the colour comparisons revealed that the women had a significantly higher preference for blues with "pinkish" undertones – such as lilac – whereas men tend to lean towards purer blues. Hurlbert thinks that women might prefer pinker shades because – in cultures where pink represents girlishness and femininity – they have learned to identify with it. But she adds that the Chinese women in her study, who grew up without commercial toys such as Barbie that promote pink to girls, showed an even greater liking for pinkish hues than their British female counterparts. So Hurlbert believes that women's attraction towards pinkish colours is innate. She acknowledges, however, that there might be other cultural influences on colour preference beyond toys that explain why Chinese women prefer pinkish hues, too. The study might provide insight into why humans evolved colour vision in the first place, say the researchers. Although many mammals are thought to lack sophisticated colour perception, humans and several other primates, such as gorillas, possess advanced colour vision thanks to specialised receptors in the eye that can pick up on three different ranges of light waves. Fruit gatherers Some biologists have proposed that our primate ancestors developed this advanced form of colour vision because it made it easier to pick out reddish, ripe fruit against a background of green vegetation. Hurlbert believes her finding that women show a greater liking for redder hues supports this theory because females are thought to have done most of the fruit gathering. She admits, though, that just because women prefer pinkish colours does not mean they spot them faster than men do. Hurlbert speculates there may also be evolutionary arguments for both sexes' preference for blue. "Going back to our 'savannah' days, we would have a natural preference for a clear blue sky, because it signalled good weather. Clear blue also signals a good water source."
  • I've heard that most female mammals have a natural attraction to the colour pink because most species of newborn mammals have a pinkish tint to their skin, and the attraction to the colour heightens the nurturing instinct. That said, artificial shades of pink make me ill. ^_^
  • I think it is too sexy, cool and loving.
  • Because people's egos identify with their gender.
  • It is so sexy, it attracts guys.
  • When we were born, it was everywhere in our house and a little tag on our wrists.
  • Hey...I'm a girl, and I can't stand the color.
  • I don't like it.
  • There are a lot of girls on this planet and I'm pretty sure that they don't all like pink. A lot of them like it because tv, clothing stores and just about everything else tells them that it is *their* colour. Little girls hardly even get a choice of any other colour. They might as well grow to love it because no-one is giving them anything else.
  • Because it is the color of pussy.
  • Not all girls do. I am wearing a pink tank top right now but it really isn't my favorite color.
  • mellow and secur feeling color
  • its a feminine thing, but not all girls do...i know lots of guys whole like girls in pink...:)justme
  • Not all do but I imagine it's because it's pushed on them from birth. If from a young age all your clothes/toys/room decorations are pink, you're gonna associate good feelings with that colour. That and it's a nice, warm, soothing colour in general.
  • It is drilled into their heads from the second they pop into the world. But I am a woman and I don't like the color pink unless it is a Rose. +5
  • It is a very pretty & feminine color.
  • it is a color of vulnerability and flirtation and sex (blushing, genitals, etc.). It arouses a protective instinct in men.
  • They're 'told' they have to since birth... Mostly they tend to go off it as they grow up and realise they don't actually like it as much as they are supposed to.
  • Same as for me, because we look so good in it. (say I with two limp wrists. Actually I like to wear pink occasionally.)
  • its a feminine colour - most men wouldnt or dont wear it :)
  • Did you take an actual poll? Its a myth. No fundation whatsoever.
  • Because they're pinko commie lesbians.
  • um. That is a question with no backing to the fact that they do. I know many girls that infact do not like hte color pink. But, the answer is simply put this way. The same way you do or dont like the color pink. If you like the color blue, its no different than the reason he or she likes the color pink.
  • Pink is very soft and feminine. Most girls who like that color are very feminine. Me? I do not like pink. I'm not feminine either, though. Hahaha.
  • cuz we wanna know how many inquisitive we have!!!!!! :D . . kidding i mean pink is a girley coulor and it matches girls sensetive feelings
  • because they think its a cute color since its bright and most girls can pull the color off

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