Girls like pink and red colors because ages ago they had to spot and gather ripe berries and fruits

September 10, 2011 · 5 comments

Research suggests that girls like pink and red colors due to sex-specific divisions of labor: while men hunted, women gatherered, and they had to be able to spot ripe berries and fruits. This influenced the color preference over time.

Perhaps, this also explains why women and men perceive colors so differently.


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Dr. Curiosity September 11, 2011 at 6:13 am

Funny thing there is that a hundred or so years ago, pink was typically a masculine colour for clothing.

Noumenon September 12, 2011 at 8:49 am

Claims of that sort are usually BS — as you can see by visiting the “source,” there was no research done as to what divisions of labor actually were, whether humans ever subsisted on red berries, whether shade preference in berries would help you avoid poisonous ones… the only research was whether women like blue-purple or blue-green more than men. Your “TIL” is even labeled as “speculation” in the article and followed by a second equally unsupported theory.

Catherine September 30, 2011 at 7:36 am

I was going to say something. Then you said it.

FilGee October 19, 2011 at 11:21 am

Colours are a matter of taste and personal preference. eg “Annalyse Branga Rose” says she likes Black Which is a Neutral colour along with white. Maybe she’s a bit of a metal head or is drawn to things dark like vampires or demons, or maybe she just likes Black for no other reason than she just likes the way it looks. It does’nt mean that centurys ago all her family ate where black berries 🙂 Anyway Yeras ago fruits where only eaten by the rich the poor got all the rotton leftovers that became alchohol to mask the fact that they where poor and miserable. Maybe that’s where the black comes in 🙂 I’ll shut up now.

FilGee October 19, 2011 at 11:30 am

@Dr. Curiosity
Your so right in Victorian times Blue was a feminine colour and Pink was considered to be masciline. I don’t know when or how it changed around but it did. Anyway is’nt the term “Hunter Gatherer” a male description. I would have thought that the females would have been the main carer’s where the male would have provided food and protection. Is’nt this what we where taught at School about cavemen ?

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