HE SAID SHE SAID: Pink Stereotype
Lately, the stereotype that only girls like pink doesn’t seem to be a big problem. But, just because something doesn’t seem as if it’s a big deal doesn’t mean it isn’t built into the back of everyone’s minds. We asked three girls their opinions on this stereotype.
Ms. Hilton: I think you see it a lot, you know girls with things that are pink or purple. But, you’re starting to see more boys wearing pink. Also, I believe there are a lot of girls who completely disagree with the stereotype. Those are the girls who don’t like the color pink or the pink stereotype mold.
Lily Adamo (8th): Personally, I think that pink has been associated as a feminine color when it’s both a feminine and masculine color. Some girls like green and blue and some boys like purple and pink which is fine. I, personally, don’t like pink.
Avi Gentry (7th): Well, it’s kinda dumb. Pink is just a color, it shouldn’t represent a gender. Like when people reveal a baby and use pink if it’s a girl. Girls can like blue and boys can like pink.
Now, we also asked three boys whether or not they think it’s okay for boys to wear pink.
Mr. Orlando: As for whether or not boys can wear pink, I have no problem with it. In the 80’s I had a great pink tie that went well with a black and white suit.
Nolan Wright (8th): It doesn’t really matter. I mean, I wear pink sometimes.
Matthew Walker (7th): Boys can wear whatever they want to as long as it’s in the school dress code. There is no rule saying only girls can wear pink.
Clearly, since everyone agreed, the pink stereotype was ridiculous to begin with and most don’t care what it’s rules include. This Valentine’s Day boys break out your pink and girls your red and white. Have a great rest of your day Grizzlies!
By: Peyton Erb
Photo Credits: Peyton Erb and color-hex.com