Pink for girls, blue for boys? It was not always so.
When the older generation begins to once again speak, that at them such confusion as now was just shake his shoulders. They have a short memory, but in this world everything changes.
PINK FOR GIRLS, BLUE FOR BOYS
We don’t know at what point the sellers of clothing invented it. But in 1918 it was the opposite. Women’s magazines advised blue girls, because it is more delicate and tender. Pink and relied future defenders of the hearth.
DRESSES FOR GIRLS ONLY
The entire XIX century and even in the early XX dresses worn by all children up to 8 years. Yes, and boys too. After 8 years, boys began to wear pants. Even the photographs of the Romanov family, you can see evidence of this.
Silly, but cute dolls? Since the emergence of the movements of the cheerleaders (support teams) in the 19th century and until mid 20th century it was a harsh thing. Only after the First world war began to appear female cheerleader. They tried to stop until the Second world war was beating the men and root, besides women, was no one.
KNITTING FOR GRANDMOTHERS
Since the middle Ages, knitting was exclusively a male affair. Master knitter had to move the students at least 6 years before being given the right to enter the Guild brotherhood. It ended in 1859, when invented the knitting machine. Since then, the knitting has become of the funds earnings to move into the category of a hobby.
COCOA FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN
The Aztec Emperor Montezuma II allowed to drink cocoa, only soldiers and nobles, carrying military service. Cocoa drank at the dedication of the knights in Europe. In Spain, bullfighters fed cocoa before a fight. During the First and Second world wars, hot cocoa and chocolate bars is considered the best food for the soldiers.
At which point the drink had lost its manliness a mystery.
MEN DON’T CRY
In Homer’s Iliad both the fighting troops often weep with emotion. All the knights in the medieval ballads are roaring on various occasions. In the Middle ages your tears meant repentance and men cried continually, more or less sincerely.
Only with the beginning of the twentieth century, male tears were something shameful. Perhaps this is due to the mass migration of people to cities when you are surrounded by complete strangers.
PROGRAMMING FOR MALE NERDS
The first programmers were women. In 1940, programming was seen as an ordinary clerical function. And women and it was considered more diligent.
STOCKINGS FOR WOMEN
Actually no. From the 16th century and almost until the mid-19th men wore stockings and leggings. With shorts, like the boys in kindergarten. Then it does not bother anyone.
BREWING IS MEN’S BUSINESS
Another misconception. The woman prepared the food and drinks at all times. Professional men-the brewers, according to the census in England from the 13th century was only 8 percent.
Only in the middle ages, brewing was the almost exclusive occupation of men’s monasteries.
Interestingly, the churchmen declared a witch hunt looks suspiciously like an attempt of seizure of the alcohol market.
Judge for yourself, all the attributes attributed to witches were the attributes of women brewers:
– boilers for brewing potions (actually beer)
– brooms for flying (actually an old trade sign that hung over the door to show that you can buy El)
– cats (who have always lived the brewers to ward off the mice from barley)
– pointy hat (another symbol of the brewer selling her product: high hat was conspicuous in the crowd on market day)
WANT SEX MEN STRONGER THAN WOMEN
From antiquity to the Middle ages was considered the opposite. And only with the development of Protestantism, the mind swung in the other direction. It seems that women don’t really objected to this opinion ,because it gave them some advantage in a Patriarchal world.