For generations society has led us to believe the pink represents a color for girls and blue a color for boys. Each color often representing a color scheme located in ones room or closet. While studies have shown that girls usually tend to prefer the color pink and boys tend to prefer the color blue, is the switch of preferences slowly in our midst? A 6 year old told Good Morning America recently that “he has no problem with pink”. In fact, he owns a few pink shirts himself. With shirts with slogans “Real men wear pink” and pink colored and button up shirts becoming mass produced, it seems as though a color that was one labeled as “girly” is now becoming more acceptable for the opposite sex.
The separation between to the two genders divided by color dates back to the 1930’s. However during this time, the colors were reversed. Women who would wear pink were often considered to be “butch” and manly. During these times, pink was an offset of red which was world renown to be a color of masculinity. So when a woman was seen wearing these colors, she was often looked at in a different domineer. Blue was often worn by women because it was a serene and calming color, unlike the offset of red.
In today’s society many gender assumptions are run off of stereotypes. Men who are homosexual wear pink. However with shirts such as “only real men wear pink” being sold in the clothing market, it seems as though this stereotype is beginning to change and the acceptance of a masculine pink is coming into order. According to an article published in the BBC, in many areas in Britain, pink for men is becoming more of the norm for work wear; many of which wearing pink shirts and ties. Changes such as these show that pink is not just about femininity but rather is just a color. Woman who wear blue often nowadays, do not see a much criticism for their color of choice so why should men be treated with a different standard?
In my belief, color is color and those who chose to wear pink should not be judged based on a preference as minor as a color.