My brother's favorite color when he was little was pink. All of the kids in his class made fun of him for it and now he hates pink. My mother was not amused but his teacher wouldn't do anything because "boys will be boys".
When I was in highschool pink shirts were really in for boys. And whenever a guy asked "isn't that really gay though" all the 'gangsta' kids would be chuckling in the back saying "hey man...you ain't know nothing now let the man wearing his fucking shirt" and you'd automatically be that uncool guy who's cramping everyone's mad swag.
Basically, even teenagers probably don't give a fuck, and those are the most judgmental people on the face of the earth. If you are more prejudice than a teenager, something is fucking wrong with you. These people ostracize other people for not shopping at GAP.
Someone needs to point out to these people that the whole color coding of gender is arbitrary. In fact, it was originally the other way around. Pink was considered masculine, and light blue was considered feminine.
Blue has been and will always be my favorite colour, even if I too am a girl and my sister is ever shifting - she likes either red or green or yellow - but in no way does pink fit into our spectrum. It's so darn standardized it becomes loathing.
Actually, Pink is the combination of Red+White. It's not an all around natural colour on the spectrum, as pointed out by a commenter above. Red+whitened yellow, now there's where red begin to look like light red. In general, Colours combined with white on the red/purple part of the spectrum will result in very awfuly generic "girly" colours: pink and lila.
I also hate that any time a boy likes pink everyone thinks he's gay. The kid is five, he likes pink, get over it.
My children's lit teacher had an interesting story about her 7-ish year old daughter around one Halloween. She wanted to wear an army costume, but they didn't have any in the girls' section. So they go into the boys' section, but she didn't want the costume because it was from the boys' section.
That little girl sounds familiar... No wait, it's just society enforcing it's rules on to her.
When I went a few months back to buy myself winter boots with my mom, I really wished to finish fast and so I picked a pair that had a clear manly cut to them. It's not that they were made for men or were from the man's section, it was just that they were very bulky and angled at the tip that made them highly dislikable. Curves all the way! That thing made me wonder if men are actually content with this standardization of clothing (cut) as well.
That's not either conservative or Christian. I am both, and I have no problem with it. My little brother used to go around wearing a tutu and handing out flowers, and my family never thought twice. Some people are just uptight. Then again, I didn't grow up in the U.S.. It seems things are more tense here.
oh shit does this mean i have to reevaluate whether i'm a girl or not I have two brothers and a sister, and i vividly recall playing with my brothers Batman and Hot Wheels stuff, and they were more excited than I was about my Mrs. Fields oven because WHAT KID DOESN'T LIKE COOKIES OR CUPCAKES THEY CAN MAKE WITHOUT PARENTAL HELP oh god the horrors our parents put us through!!!! they should have made my sister and i play in a separate room away from our brothers! WE'VE ALL TAINTED EACH OTHER