Fun fact time: many of my old acquaintances still make joking comments whenever they see me wearing pink, because as a child (and honestly pretty much right up to high school) I would refuse to associate with any pink objects.
It wasn’t because I didn’t like pink, it was because since I appeared female I was supposed to/ it was immediately assumed that I did and therefore it pissed me the ever-loving fuck off. I was ashamed to like it, which is terrible because pink is an awesome color. But when you shove it down young girls throats it gets really old, really fast.
Give the child the fucking rainbow, and if they pick pink, it’s not because they are female and/or effeminate, it’s because they like the color pink.
Yo so I’ve just started getting back into pink stuff now because of exactly this.
Now I want all the pink things to make up for my many years of disassociating with it
Woah all of the above tho. My entire childhood revolved around hating pink, simply because i was forced into liking it. I think alot of it also comes from hearing comments made to my cousins/guy mates like “ew you like pink, youre a giiiiiiirl” and “no you cant have that, its a girls colour” . Since when do fucking COLOURS assign gender?
I confess that in second grade I told everyone that yellow was my favourite colour because I was trying really hard to dissociate myself from pink (even though it probably was my true favourite colour at the time).
Just going to leave this adorable commercial here…
Seriously - this girl was betrayed and humiliated by someone she thought she could trust, had her personal life and sex life spread all over the internet, and rebounded to become one of the most famous people in our culture right now. You might say that Kim K and the kardashians are “famous for nothing”, but you have to have some respect for a woman who completely turned that situation on its head and rewrote the script to prioritize her own agency. Our culture doesn’t allow that for too many women, so let’s not forget how impressive that is.
literally what i tell everyone about kim k!