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Comment by TNT666 on March 17, 2011 at 12:47pm
Comment by dr kellie on March 17, 2011 at 11:46am

That is amazing.  Who knew?  I guess this over 40, over educated, single person qualifies, although I don't call myself a trekkie, even though I love me some Star Trek! 

Comment by Joseph P on March 14, 2011 at 6:49pm
I have a pink, button-down shirt.  Goes well with black slacks.
Comment by SecretWombat on March 14, 2011 at 5:21pm
Pink as a girl's colour is a fairly recent cultural invention. Prior to the 20th century girls in Europe were largely dressed in light blue because it was the colour of the Virgin Mary. Pink, on the other hand, was a subdued form of red - a colour perceived as masculine and active and hence considered appropriate for boys. It's worth noting that traditional Disney heroines wore blue.

There are many cultural connotations associated with different colours. There's nothing wrong with the colours themselves, it's the assumptions that a society constructs around them that can be detrimental.

For those who think that pink is fine because they don't see through these cultural filters, that's great. Remember your position next time you buy an item for a boy or man and choose pink to demonstrate how culturally neutral you really are!
Comment by TNT666 on March 11, 2011 at 4:19pm
That would be an interesting study. Take a group of 2-3 y/o boys and girls who have not been swathed in appropriately pink or blue blankies or PJs, place them in a field of natural wild flowers and see if pink out-attracts other colours in either sex. I'm guessing not. I'm guessing yellows and reds and purples and purples and whites and pintos will be equally popular.
Comment by Sandy on March 11, 2011 at 3:57pm
How about flowers? Rose petals, carnations, the blush on a daisy, etc. And didn't you ever see a sunset as a child? Pink is just a naturally occurring colour like orange or violet or sky blue. There's nothing sinister about it, but I maintain that girls, on the whole, seem to find it attractive. And why not? It's nicer to look at than diarrhoea yellow or snot green - especially if you're not looking at it through any culturally created filters.
Comment by TNT666 on March 11, 2011 at 3:41pm
So where were they seeing this colour pink, while shopping? with attractive female marketing, in books? with attractive female images? As a kid, the only pink in my life was those 2 pencils in my76- Prismacolour set...
Comment by Sandy on March 11, 2011 at 8:15am

Something I've often found interesting is the way so many little girls seem to love pink. I've noticed this even among the daughters of feminist friends and girls growing up in off-grid locations without the influence of television and shopping malls. Can't say I've noticed the same thing with boys preferring blue - if anything, they seem to be pretty much uninterested in the whole concept of "favourite" colours.

Comment by TNT666 on March 11, 2011 at 7:09am
Instead of the "Red White and Blue", we have the pink and blue impositions of patriarchy. I've refused to wear either colour since I was a child, they both stink!
Comment by Rob van Senten on March 11, 2011 at 6:41am

'Pink is not a colour preference, pink is a patriarchal commercial statement about femininity."


 

If I were to be asked to give an example of why feminism has such a bad name to so many people in Western Europe, I can now point to another "beautiful" example. 

 

"only a real good dose of humour and/or inebriation can momentarily turn off my patriarchal-religious radar."


I thought about replying to you with humor so your radar wouldn't activate, but I couldn't find the option to make my text pink.

 

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