Thursday, April 03, 2008

Pink Week!

So it's pink week! There is no reason for such a week or reflection on such a colour. I thought I'd pimp up my blog and instead of wearing a pink t-shirt because that means I have to buy one, I'd dress up my blog, pink style. Perhaps it is a way of expressing any inward femininity I may have. Waah! I never cried before. To coincide with my self-declared pink week here are some interesting facts:

  • In Western culture, the practice of assigning pink to an individual gender began in the 1920s. From then until the 1940s, pink was considered appropriate for boys because it was the more masculine and decided color while blue was considered appropriate for girls because it was the more delicate and dainty color. Since the 1940s, the societal norm apparently inverted so that pink became appropriate for girls and blue appropriate for boys, a practice that has continued into the 21st century
  • Though the color pink has sometimes been associated with gender stereotypes, some feminists have sought to reclaim it. For example, the Swedish radical feminist party Feminist Initiative uses pink as its color.
  • Pink is the color of the Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon. Pink was chosen partially because it is so strongly associated with femininity.
  • It has been suggested that females prefer pink because of an evolutionary preference for reddish things like ripe fruits and healthy faces.This suggestion, however, has been criticized as unsubstantiated.
  • In Japan the color Cherry Blossom Pink is associated with a woman's vagina, and therefore, in Japan, softcore pornographic films are called pink movies.
  • Wearing a dark pink bandana means that one is into tit torture.
  • Seeing pink elephants is a euphemism for drunken hallucinations caused by delirium tremens.

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