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?

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16 thoughts on “Gender power

      • We are not actually color blind Rumpy. We do see color, but many fewer colors than normal humans do. Instead of seeing the rainbow as violet, blue, blue-green, green, yellow, orange and red, dogs would see it as dark blue, light blue, gray, light yellow, darker yellow (sort of brown), and very dark gray. In other words, dogs see the colors of the world as basically yellow, blue and gray.

  1. Sorry Bassa, but I think the whole color thing is just like the Hallmark card holidays, created by a marketing person to sell things to people. I do not like pink very much, I am much more a blue color women, and I know many men who like pink and reds. But, relating to your local power generators are, I did notice the pink one had many more connections than the blue – LOL – DogDaz

  2. Hi Bassa!!!
    Great story and insight about colors. WE enjoyed it very much. We want to see pictures of Tall Person hunting and De gathering berries. 🙂 By the way, Branwen she used to stop at the berry bushes on our walks and eat berries off the bushes…. 🙂 Trevor on the other hand just marked the bushes.. hehehehe Trevor.. Alpha Male….. Branwen … Alpha Female…

    Your friends,
    the collies and chuck 🙂

  3. Very interesting reserch, Bassa! Hmmm…I love red colour as mom always gives me red stuff…maybe, men who love red colour might used to be women who foraged fruits etc,,but unfortunately, were born as men today? Woof?

  4. I have never heard that theory, Bassa. That’s pretty fascinating. It seems to me that red and pink would be symbolic of the blood in hunting. And women would like to have blue skies when they are picking fruit. But, what do I know?

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