Is It Okay for Boys to Wear Pink? Kids, Dads Discuss Color and Gender Stereotypes

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Posted by wendym
July 18th, 2011

Is it okay for boys to wear pink?

The color and gender stereotypes issue has come up time and time again – see most recently, the J. Crew catalog that included a boy with pink nail polish or the fact that a boy has joined the ranks of the Toddlers & Tiaras pageant circuit.

But what about what young boys think about wearing pink? Or what dads think?

Good Morning America addressed the whole “boys wearing pink” issue (or non-issue, as the case may be) in this video clip.

Dads were asked about their thoughts on their boys wearing pink and then kids were put through some tests to determine their preference for the color pink and their thoughts on wearing the color.

All of the dads in the interview seemed okay with having their son choose to wear pink. One man noted he would prefer blue, but ultimately it’s up to the child.

The boys in the piece were put through a couple of nonscientific tests – first, their choice of scooters to ride when given the choice of green/blue/pink and second, a rack of shirts to try on, where there were only enough shirts as there were kids and two of the shirts were pink.

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