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Was pink a boy color and blue a girl color prior to the 20th century?

According to the 1930 version of Stack Exchange, Popular Questions Answered: What are the clothing colors for baby boys and girls? According to a traditional color scheme, which is of unknown origin, ...
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Can this dress change colour dynamically?

According to a post on the designer's Facebook page (and as reported by finder.com.au), it's fake: Hey guys! So our 'colour changing dress' has garnered a LOT of attention and questions, so here's ...
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Was pink a boy color and blue a girl color prior to the 20th century?

This claim originated in a 1987 paper by Jo Paoletti, a researcher in American Studies, and was presented in expanded form in a 2012 book by the same author. In these publications, Paoletti did not ...
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Was pink a boy color and blue a girl color prior to the 20th century?

Not in Russia - boys/blue & girls/red association has been around for 200+ years. The Soviet/Russian official theory is (wiki/source): Обычай перевязывать новорождённых мальчиков голубой ...
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Do women distinguish more colours than men?

As pointed out in the comments, we have to distinguish two different concepts when talking about the relation between sex/gender and colors: the ability to assign different names to different shades (...
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Are 1 in 12 men color blind?

Summary: complete colour blindness is very rare (less than 0.01%). What is common is various types of deficiency in red-green colour vision in men, which is around 8% (sex-linked because it's from an ...
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Is black text on white background difficult for readers with dyslexia?

I'm not convinced the 2012 W3C symposium paper is interpreted properly. Here's a quote from a 2015 paper by the same authors (Rello & Baeza-Yates): This paper presents the following main ...
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Do women distinguish more colours than men?

Specifically regarding women having two copies of the X chromosome, there have been a very small number of cases where women have been confirmed as "tetrachromatic" - that is, their two X chromosomes ...
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Was pink a boy color and blue a girl color prior to the 20th century?

In an episode of QI (youtube) they address this, their website I will quote below: Until the 20th century toddlers of either sex were normally dressed in white, but when colours were used, boys ...
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