I don’t like pink and I never have. I think it is usually and extremely ugly color when it isn’t on a real and living flower. It helped, fueled and hardened my hatred for this bright and disturbing color that it was forced upon me. It was a symbol for why I wasn’t supposed to play baseball with the boys and got mocked by them when I did for the clear plastic belt with cute plastic flowers on it I wore during games. It was my only belt at the time and I loved it, damn it! It was forced upon me and I, like most people, do not like it when things are forced on me.
Why do we feel the need to color code our babies? It isn’t just pink and blue or infants/newborns, either. If you go to a department store that sells baby and children’s clothes, then you will see that the boys’ clothes are overwhelmingly in blues, greens and browns and the girls’ clothes are in pinks, purples and lighter blues. The boys’ clothes are also darker and the girls are more pastel. Why? The boys’ clothes, as is usual, seem more practical. Those dark clothes hide stains better, I am sure.
So what is your take on these color differences?