Gender power

You may recall that there is a house that hums in my street. It has pink doors. When I hear it humming I know that it is happy because it is providing power for lights and TVs and everything that needs electricity. Sometimes it stops humming and everything that needs electricity stops working,

On my walk today I found another house that hums. It made the same humming noise as the house that hums in my street but this one had blue doors.

I pointed out the color difference to the tall person and he said he preferred the blue colored door. Hmm, I prefer the pink colored door.

I asked the tall person why is it that boys usually prefer blue and girls pink? Tall person said that is exactly what two neuroscientists working at Newcastle University in Great Britain set out to answer. Doctors Anya Hurlbert and Yazhu Ling created an experiment concerning color preferences among men and women.

The scientists discovered that women do prefer colors toward the red end of the spectrum, where shades like pinks and lilacs are found. They suggested that the preference comes from the role assigned to ancient women. Men generally hunted while the women foraged for fruits, vegetables and other plants.

Women became attuned to the reds of ripe berries and other fruits that would win them points among the others in her band. As such, women came to focus on the color red (and the rewards associated with it) in order to make their search easier.

Men became attuned to blue because it signified “good weather”for hunting and a “good water source”.

Hmm, very interesting tall person. We have a beautiful blue sky today. Does that mean you will go hunting for food and De will be foraging for berries?