Gender assumptions are rampant in the world. Take the idea that blue is for boys and pink for girls. The seeming randomness of this designation drives many people crazy. They want toy aisles desegregated and other changes to the way we indoctrinate our youth. But the color code is deeply ingrained into the culture.
Take Blue, the star of Blue’s Clues on Nick Jr. The pup has helped teach millions of kids to think, explore, evaluate and discover. And yet many kids and adults have long assumed Blue is male, just because of its color. Ironically, perhaps, the color is the only clue to the dog’s gender. (People apparently don’t count the clue where she commands the male hosts to do whatever she wants without saying a word!) But Blue is not male; Blue is female. Here’s the definitive Nick Jr. on the matter: “The star of Blue’s Clues, Blue, is a girl puppy who communicates to Steve and Joe through barks, which they understand.”