This is a little bit off topic, but one of the themes of this forum is the refutation of the Marxist/feminist myth that gender is a cultural construct, and the reaffirmation of the concept of essential biological differences between the genders.
(Those differences may seem self-evident, but even to this day, much of the politically-driven Humanities education in universities is predicated on the absurd denial of gender differences.)
Well, here's another nail in the cultural-materialist coffin, and another victory for the truth of essentialism: According to a new study, the female preference for the colour pink is not a societal construct, but is, as one might expect, the result of essential biological tendences:
Here's the link:
And an excerpt:
LONDON (Reuters) - Boys like blue, girls like pink and there isn't much anybody can do about it, researchers said on Monday in one of the first studies to show scientifically that there are gender-based color preferences.
Researchers said these differences may have a basis in evolution in which females developed a preference for reddish colors associated with riper fruit and healthier faces....
For men, thinking about colors was less important because as hunters they just needed to spot something dark and shoot it, Hurlbert said.
It may be a symbolic victory, but it's also indicative of more fundamental truths. It's sad to think how much effort has been spent over the last century trying to persuade women to deny their essential feminine natures - at the cost of their own happiness, and to the detriment of society as a whole.
The sooner our society accepts and even celebrates essential gender differences, the sooner the restoration of healthy relationships, in a healthy culture, can begin.