Tuesday, July 8, 2008

NWL on Kojo Nnamdi, again

Why do we dress baby girls in pink, and baby boys in blue? Are these preferences somehow encoded in our DNA, or are they shaped by other factors? In the second part of our series on clothing and culture, we explore the social norms that shape our fashion choices, and how they've changed over time.

The conspiracy-theorist side of me says that gender-specific clothing for kids is part of a plot by the fashion industry to eliminate hand-me-downs from the family wardrobe. But since that's very hard to prove without a smoking-gun memo from Healthtex, I won't be bringing up that one.

Catch me at 1 PM EDT, or online (streamed, stored and podcast).

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