Thursday, August 14, 2008

Think before you pink

I'm a few days behind, but Monica Dux has neatly summarised my concerns with the proliferation of all things pink for girls
She's not quite as strident about it as I would be, but she is writing for a mainstream newspaper, so she's probably had to tone it down.


E, M, and the Little Man said...

That's a great article. I agree wholeheartedly. I'm not opposed to girls wearing pink, or going around in princess or fairy wear every now and again, but it's overkill right now. Every girl at Teo's daycare (except for two who are siblings) were wearing princess dresses for Halloween last year. I do believe it is also connected to the raunch culture.

I'm glad this is not only happening in the U.S. Maybe if it's a global thing, people will start paying attention.

Mikhela said...

Yes I hadn't made the connection with raunch but it does seem an obvious link.

Elsewhere007 said...

I look forward to when people start writing articles about the the proliferation of green for girls.

Mikhela said...

Yes, you can get good tough bright clothes for girls but it's invariably the expensive stuff. Ta*rget & K*ma*rt seem to be wall to wall pink and flimsy - i can just imagine ranks of parents calling 'Careful! Don't rip it/get it dirty!'