Why do we dress baby girls in pink, and baby boys in blue? Are these preferences somehow encoded in our DNA, or are they shaped by other factors? In the second part of our series on clothing and culture, we explore the social norms that shape our fashion choices, and how they’ve changed over time.


  • Jo Paoletti Associate Professor of American Studies, University of Maryland; Author of the Blog, "Nice White Lady: Ethical Fashion and Conscious Consumption"
  • Peggy Orenstein Author, "Waiting for Daisy: A Tale of Two Continents, Three Religions, Five Infertility Doctors, An Oscar, An Atomic Bomb, A Romantic Night and One Woman's Quest to Become a Mother"

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