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Pink or Blue?

(48 Posts)
FluffyEwok Thu 25-May-17 20:17:56

Pink or Blue?

IncidentalAnarchist Thu 25-May-17 20:18:59

Neither. It's a baby. Not a colour. Certainly not a gender stereotyped colour
Do people actually still say 'pink or blue' wtf?

MyNameIsNotYourName Thu 25-May-17 20:19:14


What about mine?

BoudiccasHare Thu 25-May-17 20:19:53

Neither - white on a black background!

Sorry - I'm going to guess a girl. Just a hunch, no theory behind it.

SarahGraceMc Thu 25-May-17 20:23:20

Girl and myname I think yours is a boy flowers congrats to both

notomatoes Fri 26-May-17 06:36:05

Black and white. Maybe time to get your eyes tested?

CherriesInTheSnow Fri 26-May-17 06:48:23

I would say girl and then boy for the 2 pictures on the thread too halo

This is my little one at 12+5, am now 16 weeks today? Any guesses? The nub to me says girl but I'm not sure...

AppleOfMyPie Fri 26-May-17 07:46:21

Cherries I guess boy.

myname I think boy too.

Fluffy I guess girl.

Everyone else where do you want your medals sent for your oh so funny, original and sanctimonious comments?

mysecret321 Fri 26-May-17 07:53:29

Some of you girls should get certificates how fantastically sarcastic you are!

op, I think it's a boy smile

Kennethwasmyfriend Fri 26-May-17 07:56:14

Maybe we just get fed up with other women contributing to our ridiculously gendered expectations of children?

VikingVolva Fri 26-May-17 07:56:50

Some people should realise that the terms 'pink' and 'blue' are much reviled on MN, and at least there was only mild sarcasm, not a full lecture on the harm of excessive gender stereotyping.

And yes, the picture is grey.

And the posters are much more likely to be adults, not (female) children.

Yes, I know all that sounds a bit stroppy.

But really it is better when publishing to a large readership to use unmarked terms, to avoid causing unintended difficulties. Basic consideration, if you think about it.

TrojanWhore Fri 26-May-17 07:58:31

The comments, sadly, aren't original.

Just necessary, because colour coding of sexes is a fairly recent, and much deplored, phenomenon.

notomatoes Fri 26-May-17 08:14:43

Really? I'm a fucking girl now? I'd best get into some pink then. I was planning on wearing some boy colours today too. Silly me.

namechange20050 Fri 26-May-17 08:17:53

I never wear pink! Am I doing something wrong?!

AppleOfMyPie Fri 26-May-17 08:23:14

The comments are unnecessary.

The irony of Moaning about gender stereotyping whilst presuming the posters are female grin

CherriesInTheSnow Fri 26-May-17 09:32:02

Maybe you are right Apple, part of me thought girl based on DD's scan pictures. but then this pregnancy has been so different, so much less sickness so we are thinking boy smile

AppleOfMyPie Fri 26-May-17 10:59:36

It's similar to mine, I'm due a boy next week.

Are you having a gender scan?

There's a website called where you can upload your pics for more responses. They're less self righteous over there too.

FlapAttack88 Fri 26-May-17 11:19:16

Wind your necks in vipers... hard fo a viper to do I guess. OP everyone knew what you meant. Pink or blue to indicate sex at a scan I think isn't worth people getting a hernia about in my opinion. How do you all cope when you go to the children's bedding section in Laura ashley and see what's uder the boys' bedding and girls' bedding sections ??

Kennethwasmyfriend Fri 26-May-17 12:06:02

I know what someone means when they use sexist terms - I also know what they mean when they use racist ones, doesn't mean I wouldn't be happy to steer them towards different words!

AppleOfMyPie Fri 26-May-17 12:33:30

Kenneth, you're making a bit of a twat of yourself.

Sexist 😂😂😂

BillyButtfuck Fri 26-May-17 12:39:46


FlapAttack88 Fri 26-May-17 13:05:26

Fair enough point kenneth except I don't consider pink or blue sexist terminology myself

Ginlinessisnexttogodliness Fri 26-May-17 13:08:58

@FluffyEwok I think yours is difficult dune to baby not being flat. Im going to go with girl.
@MyNameIsNotYourName I think balmy as sure I can see the beginning of stacking for the boy bits.
@CherriesInTheSnow girl, going on nub position looking parallel to spine and d skull forehead not square.

I love guessing these because we're not finding out our third and last baby. In fact I'm avoiding looking at the first scan picture and will hope at the anomaly scan the cord is in the way

notomatoes Fri 26-May-17 13:09:21


Please explain, why is it twatish to point out and challenge everyday sexism?

You see, I think it's more twatish to encourage sexism. And it is sexist, by the way. Treating a child differently due to their sex.

Kennethwasmyfriend Fri 26-May-17 13:10:36

Apple rather than the personal attack why not look up sexist in the dictionary? You sound quite confused. Using pink or blue as an abbreviation for male/female is steretyping, which is part of the definition of sexism.

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