The Politics of Pink

“What’s wrong with girly, anyway?  Rolling our eyes at pink feels like another way of treating female culture on the whole as a niche interest, somehow secondary to male culture — a.k.a. the mainstream. And when it comes to our toys there’s an implicit message that the pink doodads are only second best to the tough dude versions in black, camouflage, and blue. (A boy dressing up like Iron Man, a narcissistic arms mogul turned superhero, won’t be seen as nearly as silly as a girl wearing a Queen Elsa costume, even though they play to the same fantasy impulses). If we’ve made pink the most visible representation of girl culture, and also treat it as a symbol of frivolity, then we’re unwittingly telling girls (and boys) that the girl world isn’t important.”

Interesting take… some valid points, some not.

http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/03/whats-the-problem-with-pink-anyway.html

Alia

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One thought on “The Politics of Pink

  1. There are so many problems with this article, including this line:” My Little Pony is apparently one of the more feminist kids television shows out there”. Since when are MLP considered feminist?! Also, the article seems to ignore completely that pink isn’t much of a “choice” when it’s the only option presented to girls.

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