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Pink Frilly Dresses (PFD) and Early Gender Identity

  title={Pink Frilly Dresses (PFD) and Early Gender Identity},
  author={D. Ruble and Leah E. Lurye and Kristina M. Zosuls},
The color pink has a clear and compelling connotation in contemporary American culture. It symbolizes females and femininity. But why would little girls refuse to wear anything but pink, not only dresses, but also hats, gloves, jackets, raincoats, socks, and even underwear? That baby girls are swaddled in pink blankets and often dressed in pink "onesies" is well-known to everyone. Of particular interest to us, however, is a kind of rigid adherence to the color code in children 3-4 years of age… Expand
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