Monday, May 24, 2010

Boy or Girl?




Completely forget for a moment if you will, the pink and the blue clothes. Which of these twin babies do you think is a boy, and which is a girl? To me it's quite obvious. The cute stout little fella on the left, although dressed in pink, is obviously a boy, and the petite little darling on the right, while dressed in blue, is obviously a girl.......right? Wrong!

The adorable tiny little baby on the right is actually a boy, and his equally adorable, but quite more robust looking twin on the left, is a girl!

Why are we so easily taken in by gender stereotypes?

Melissa xx

P.S.

I took the above photo from a message board I frequent, I hope the person who posted it, who I have the greatest respect for, does not take offense to me using it here.

3 comments:

Anji said...

We also treat the babies differently according to whether we think they are boys or girls. There is only one way to tell - or perhaps not....

Jenny said...

Judging by our own experiences in the matter the correct answer might be "Neither of them knows, yet".

VĂ©ronique said...

I am a total failure at guessing the sex of babies. I fudge as long as possible. :)