Did you know that once upon a time pink was considered a masculine color?
It wasn’t until the 1920s that gender and color got linked together, and from the 1920s to the 1940s pink was considered to be a masculine color.
Since pink came from red, and red was considered to be vibrant and fierce, well then surly pink also had to be masculine:)
While the soft light blue was thought to be more suited for girls.
After the 1940s this changed and parents begun to dress up their little girls in pink and their little boys in blue.
And what society tells us we believe , so today most people think of pink as being a feminine color. The most feminine color there is actually.
In my language we have a name for teens and young adults with fashion blogs. They are called pink bloggers. And the term has a very negative vibe to it, sort of the same vibe as ‘being a blonde’.
In my opinion linking color with gender is just silly! Taste in color should be like taste in whatever else-individual! People need to wear whatever color they please.
A lot of people fight for equality today, and equality is a great cause to fight for when it comes to rights, but I am not fighting for us all to be alike.
Being different should be equally valued! Don’t label everything feminine as being less!!!
Of lesser value!!
I feel that feminists are the ones being the worse when it comes to labelling feminine qualities as less.
These days we are seeing a lot of tv-shows about cupcakes and baking, and shows about home making and interior decorating.
I came over an article where a group of feminists were complaining about this. They saw it as a bad sign and that females where going back to feminine activities and back into the kitchen.
And this is what bothers me. Why is it considered less to be in the kitchen?
Why is baking, or any other feminine considered activity, of less value? Why is it more respected for a female to work on a car than to make cupcakes?
Women should be allowed to enjoy whatever activity they like and they should be allowed to bake cupcakes with pride if that’s what they want to do.
Let females be feminine and allowed to wear what they please, don’t let the length of a skirt dictate whether you respect someone or not. If males can’t handle short skirts they need to know that it is their own problem, it’s not a female problem!!
I hope one day that every female, everywhere in the world, can wear whatever she wants and be able to walk safely without fear of being attacked, raped or looked upon as being of lesser value based solely on what she decided to wear, or the color of her hair.
And that women who does not want a career, and who prefer to take care of their children and bake cookies will not be valued any less or looked upon as the enemies of feminism!!
Happy March 8th everyone:)