in all cultures girls wear pink. in most cultures boys wear blue. pink determines it’s a girl and blue, a boy.
some men will wear pink in the US, just not heterosexual men. heterosexual men are afraid to wear pink lest they be looked at as ‘different’ or gay. as though their sexuality has to be decided by someone else. are they not very sure?
how can a color dictate one’s sex anyway? of all the things! why should color continue to be a marker for sex or gender in the US when americans -men and women- are pioneering in advancing the lgbt community? today, homosexuality is present even in congress. yet hangups on color persist. for a culture so visually stimulated, why aren’t colors seen as a stimulus? there is so much more to a person that his choice – or lack – of color in his wardrobe.
and though men in some parts of india have real problems with the ‘fairer sex’ these days in the news, my hats off to them for wearing pink and other resplendent colors without feeling threatened by the curious gazes of others.
pink can be a feast for the eyes, in many forms:
see how ellen tells the color story: