SEX………..Blue vs PInk

The title of the article ‘At last, science discovers why blue is for boys but girls really do prefer pink’ (The Times, 2007) is a bit miss leading.  when you read the article you see that the article does not completely come to a conclusion that matches the title.   The article is mainly based on cultural preferences saying that when asking a group of  208 participants 37 were Chinese which red is a colour in their culture meaning luck and happiness.  The article has no evidence to back up any of it’s suggestions and the article is very short and covers several opinions on the topic.  There is no proper conclusion to the article is ends with another idea of why women choose pink,  it does not give any references or any research that has gone into the ideas of the article.

The second article is by Hurlbert and ling (2007)  it gives a lot of evidence to suggest why men and women choose blue and pink.  The title of the article fits well with the topic.  It does no miss lead the reader and it gives the reader enough information so they want to read on.   The article comes to a lot of conclusions on each area of research that it looked into.  the main conclusion was that when men and women choose either blue or pink cultural as well as individual experience. it is also down to each person using their own Trichromacy  The headline of the news report implied that the conclusion would be due to ‘Biological components of sex differences in color preference’ (Hurlbert and Ling, 2007).  This headline is accurate in the fact that the article covers these topic and gives valuable evidence to support this.

The article ‘At last, science discovers why blue is for boys but girls really do prefer pink’ (The Times 2007) is very short with no references or furthur reading or any evidence of research going into it.  The second article ‘Biological components of sex differences in color preference’ Hurlbert and Ling 2007) has a long list of references and good evidence of research that has been done to back up the points that it has made,  making it a more reliable source.

Hubert, A. C., & Ling, Y. (2007) Biological components of sex differences in colour preference, Current Biology,17, R623-R625. Doi:10. 1016/j.cub.2007.06.022

Hendson, M. (2007) At last, science discovers why blue is for boys but girls really do prefer pink, Cited from The times, (December 2011) Retrieved from http://www.cell.com/current-biology/supplemental/S0960-9822%2807%2901559-X

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