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Pink is for girls and blue is for boys... right? It's a dichotomy drilled into us by countless clothing stores, baby gender reveals, toy branding and all sorts of other gender-obsessed industries, but this colour association is barely 100 years old. Before that, pink was often seen as a masculine colour, while blue was considered softer and more feminine. Here's how that happened - and how it changed.


We've come a long way from when men were terrified to carry a bag, which might be mistaken for a handbag, which is what women wear, and therefore bad. But we have one important step left: Stop juggling names for your satchel, your "bag", your man-bag, your murse. Just call it a handbag.