Bistro’s analysis is too geranel, as it applies to heterosexual women only. And he certainly should have added gay men to the list of people he wouldn’t hire for the very same reason. Lesbians geranelly do not shy away from using strong colors. It’s a fact. (If I search long enough, I’m sure I’ll find some evidence to back me up on this.) Check out the Windows Live Mail color scheme, for instance. All pastel shades. You can use the custom color feature all you want, no matter what color you pick, the program turns it into its pastel version. Drives me crazy. No idea whether the person who designed this thing was male or female, but it certainly wasn’t someone who has ever watched the Super Bowl with a beer in his or her hand. Bottom line, the issue doesn’t simply reduce to male versus female. It’s a little more nuanced than that. Amen.