Blue is for boys and pink is for girls, we’re told. However, do these gender norms reflect some sexual markers between the sexes, or are they culturally constructed? Well, I feel it depends on whom you ask; some will tell you pink is for girls because it looks feminine, hence a boy should not be seen wearing such colours.
However, according to researchers, 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 colour is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.
Well, this school of thought changed since the mid-20th century when there was a huge advertising campaign by several advertising agencies pushing pink as an exclusively feminine colour and the change came very quickly at that point.
For this reason, a non-fan questioned Ycee’s masculinity after the rapper-singer shared a photo of himself wearing a pink top. This move did not sit well with Ycee and rather than throwing words with the non-fan, he decided to switch things up and go “pinkie”.
Stating the reason behind the wear, he captioned the pictures saying;
So someone on IG questioned my masculinity cos I wore a pink top.
So I decided to drop the entire outfit ?
So someone on IG questioned my masculinity cos I wore a pink top
So I decided to drop the entire outfit ? pic.twitter.com/Q6uNlW0ccQ
— ZAHEER! (@iam_YCee) May 5, 2019
I understand that we haven’t gotten to the age where pink is just described as a colour like black is today, but the question we should ask ourselves is; do we really have to attach a statement to each and every colour?
Men should NOT to be threatened by wearing pink!
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