The Tyranny of Pink & Blue

This board documents the ubiquitous use of pink and blue to indicate feminine and masculine, including counter examples. For analysis, click through any image or visit Sociological Images at www.thesocietypages.org/socimages.
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a collage of photos with pink and blue accents
The Sociology of Father’s and Mother’s Day Gifts - Sociological Images
According to mother’s and father’s day hype, moms’ identities are consumed by motherhood, but dads have hobbies, work, a life.
there are many greeting cards on display in the store, including one for her birthday
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Pointlessly gendered birthday cards (thanks @ OMGchronicles!)
Disneyland onesies (thanks to Rebecka Öfverholm!) Sweatshirts, Onesies, Disneyland, Pink Tax, Pink Blue, Baby Onesies, Graphic Sweatshirt, Blue
Disneyland onesies (thanks to Rebecka Öfverholm!)
some baby products are on display for sale in a store or other department's store
From Germany: "The [bubble bath] for boys is labeled 'winner-bath' (using the male grammatical form) and the other one is coined 'princess-bath'. So, once again: he wants to triumph, she to be a princess." - Paula-Irene Villa
the shelves in a store are filled with juices and other items, including yogurt
Pink and blue snow cone machines (thanks Ryan!)
two tubes of toothpaste are sitting on the shelf
Pointlessly Gendered Products - Sociological Images
Gendered shampoo (click through for more)
there are two baby books on display in the store, one is for sale and the other is for sale
Baby Face: Gendering Infants - Sociological Images
Same baby used for boys' and girls' cards (click through for more)
several different colored crayons are on display in a glass case at a store
Yes, We’re Still Gendering Everything - Sociological Images
Gendered Crayons (click thru for analysis)
there are two packages of pasta on the shelf in the store, one is pink and one is yellow
Yes, We’re Still Gendering Everything - Sociological Images
Gendered Pasta (click thru for analysis)
two children's books sitting on top of a book shelf in a store, one is for origami and the other is for how to draw
"Secret Agent" and "XOXO" Origami (thanks @fsayre!)
a person holding a container with lots of sprinkles in it's hand
Yes, We’re Still Gendering Everything - Sociological Images
Gendered Sprinkles (click thru for analysis)
a person holding a jar filled with pink and white sprinkles
Yes, We’re Still Gendering Everything - Sociological Images
Gendered Sprinkles (click thru for analysis)
barbie dolls and other toys are on display
Gendered Fishing Poles
the front and back pages of an old newspaper with advertisements for games, magazines or books
Pointlessly Gendered Tablets (from Turkey) (thx @ SevincRende and @ fgeerdink!)