We wait for a baby to be born. Our daughter and her husband have elected NOT to know whether it is a boy or a girl. There is nothing pink in the house yet but I think that there might be if the baby is a girl. Today I completed these white sleeping pads for the baby's bassinet as we are in the prenatal 'neutral' space of yellow, green, and especially white.
I find this interesting because in contemporary society the two genders dress very similarly in jeans with hoodies or short jackets. In a way we are like the Greek and Roman men and women who both had to wrap huge amounts of fabric gracefully around their bodies or those upper class northern Europeans of both genders during the Renaissance who suffered through lace neck ruffles. Why then, do the racks in the baby departments line up so severely on the side of boy or girl, blue or pink? Perhaps its because newborn babies all look to be the same gender and those colours are clues. They are identity signifiers. Here's a boy.