Riya Puran Singh



Gender Bias - Blue for boys and Pink for girls

Published on July, 29 2021

Inclination or prejudice for or against one person or group, especially in a way considered to be unfair. This is the meaning of bias.

Now what is gender bias, we have seen how people differentiate men and women. not only these two genders are differentiated but also the third gender. We hear cases that a baby was killed in the womb and of course it was a girl. People don’t understand how important a girl is to the world. She is the gem of the universe. Not only a girl but even a boy is important. People understand the importance’s of boys but the question is:

Why don’t people understand the importance of girls?

Theseare the questions which should be raised. if anything, goes wrong with the girls then they are questioned but the person who hurts them doesn’t  get to answer any question. Everyone is not like this; some are very supportive. They stand with their women. Gender inequality is a result of the persistent discrimination of one group of people based upon gender and it manifests itself differently according to race, culture, politics, country, and economic situation. now the next question is :


What causes gender inequality?

* Job Segregation : One of the causes for gender inequality within employment is the division of jobs. Women also take on the primary responsibility for unpaid labor, so even as they participate in the paid workforce, they have extra work that never gets recognized financially.

* Sexual Harassment: An obstacle that many women face in the workforce is sexual harassment. Why can’t girls feel save?

* Racism:Unfortunately, race seems to play a major role in how women are treated and compensated in the workplace. The pay a woman receives may vary depending on her race and ethnicity. Women are promoted less often than men Despite being more educated than men and constituting nearly half of the workforce, women are promoted at work far less often than men.


Blue for boys and pink for girls. Why?

The history of these two colors, and it turns out there’s a lot of history behind them. It all started in the 19th century when pastel colors started becoming popularized for babies. The two colors were first chosen because of how they complimented hair and eye colors. Blue was meant to go with blue eyes and/or blonde hair, and pink for brown eyes and/or brown hair. Assigning colors to babies enforces a role that they are supposed to grow and fit into. There are only two colors, also enforcing that there are only two genders you’re allowed to claim. If you’re a girl, you have to like pink, and that also means you’re girly. If you’re a boy, you have to have blue, and you can’t like pink, or else you aren’t manly enough.

Obviously, this is all completely invalid and shouldn’t have ever been applied to our society back then, and shouldn’t be applied now. we know that not everyone sticks to this rule. There are plenty of parents, more recently than ever before, that refuse to stand by this ridiculous code, and some who even take a few progressive steps further as to let their kids dress themselves however they want.

In summary, gendered colors are totally outdated, and we should stop pushing colors on children if we want a world with less stereotypes, less sexism, and overall less prejudice.