We see it the most with newborns, but traditionally, the color pink has been associated with girls and blue has been associated with boys. Now there’s some new research that may explain why.
It might be easy to just blame it on society – That culture and tradition have assigned these colors to the genders, but for decades researchers noticed that girls actually gravitated to pink, and boys to blue.
A group of scientists at Zhejiang University in China have a theory about why this might be. They posit that it goes back to the days of hunting/gathering. Girls gravitate to pink and purple because the BERRIES that our ancestors gathered were that color. And boys like blue because a blue sky meant good conditions to hunt in.