Posts tagged pink

helpmaboab:

Pride and Prejudice, London; 2nd July 2011 by pixel.eight on Flickr.
London, UK 02/07/2011. Boyfriends Robert Waldon, 18 (left) and Ben Kennedy, 17 (right) from Essex, share a kiss and stick a finger up in protest to Evangelical Christians, at London Pride. The Evangelical Christians regularly protest gay pride events across the UK. Hundreds of thousands of people turn out to watch the annual London Pride parade.

helpmaboab:

Pride and Prejudice, London; 2nd July 2011 by pixel.eight on Flickr.

London, UK 02/07/2011. Boyfriends Robert Waldon, 18 (left) and Ben Kennedy, 17 (right) from Essex, share a kiss and stick a finger up in protest to Evangelical Christians, at London Pride. The Evangelical Christians regularly protest gay pride events across the UK. Hundreds of thousands of people turn out to watch the annual London Pride parade.

lgbtlaughs:

In Western culture, the practice of assigning pink to an individual gender began in the 1920s or earlier. An article in the trade publication Earnshaw’s Infants’ Department in June 1918 said: “The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.” From then until the 1940s, pink was considered appropriate for boys because being related to red it was the more masculine and decided color, while blue was considered appropriate for girls because it was the more delicate and dainty color, or related to the Virgin Mary. Since the 1940s, the societal norm was inverted; pink became considered appropriate for girls and blue appropriate for boys, a practice that has continued into the 21st century.
[Wikipedia: Pink]

lgbtlaughs:

In Western culture, the practice of assigning pink to an individual gender began in the 1920s or earlier. An article in the trade publication Earnshaw’s Infants’ Department in June 1918 said: “The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.” From then until the 1940s, pink was considered appropriate for boys because being related to red it was the more masculine and decided color, while blue was considered appropriate for girls because it was the more delicate and dainty color, or related to the Virgin Mary. Since the 1940s, the societal norm was inverted; pink became considered appropriate for girls and blue appropriate for boys, a practice that has continued into the 21st century.

[Wikipedia: Pink]

thedailywhat:

Here We Go Again of the Day: J. Crew’s online catalog features a photo of designer Jenna Lyons giving her son Beckett a hot pink pedicure, accompanied by the quote “Lucky for me, I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink.”
FoxNews.com’s Dr. Keith Ablow applauds Lyons’ welcome challenge to the stuffy heteronormativity of the common family dynamic — just kidding: He derides it as “hostile to the gender distinctions that actually are part of the magnificent synergy that creates and sustains the human race.” [foxnews.]

Because a little boy had pink nail polish on his toes, the whole world imploded. Oh wait, no, the opposite: The world kept on turning, and one little boy enjoyed an afternoon with his mother. Seriously, we need to stop freaking out over harmless behavior just because it’s “socially unacceptable” to people who need to open up their minds to free thinking. 

thedailywhat:

Here We Go Again of the Day: J. Crew’s online catalog features a photo of designer Jenna Lyons giving her son Beckett a hot pink pedicure, accompanied by the quote “Lucky for me, I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink.”

FoxNews.com’s Dr. Keith Ablow applauds Lyons’ welcome challenge to the stuffy heteronormativity of the common family dynamic — just kidding: He derides it as “hostile to the gender distinctions that actually are part of the magnificent synergy that creates and sustains the human race.” [foxnews.]

Because a little boy had pink nail polish on his toes, the whole world imploded. Oh wait, no, the opposite: The world kept on turning, and one little boy enjoyed an afternoon with his mother. Seriously, we need to stop freaking out over harmless behavior just because it’s “socially unacceptable” to people who need to open up their minds to free thinking.