Pink. Even the name is cute =^.^=

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The Back Story.

I didn’t run screaming at the thought of pink. I rather like it, although I am awfully tired of way it is used to symbolically “honor” women and “show we care” about them. Slap on a pink glow necklace, and there you go, steroidal baseball guy… proof that you “honor” your mother. What more would you ever need to do? Think of women as equal? Not relegate any woman who isn’t a mother to a lower status? Stop it with all the symbolic “honoring,” and let go of your desperate death clutch on the meaningless reigns of patriarchal power?

Nyah… why would anyone want to do that when merchandisers can just sell folks a bunch of pink crap, and it’s all good? “I honor women… see… I’m wearing pink!” ‘kay, ‘kay, ‘kay, whatever.

Evidently, I have something of a love/hate relationship with pink. Its feminized symbolic construction bugs me. At the same time, girly pink is really appealing. At the same time, it’s such a trivialized color, and thus symbolically trivializes and marginalizes women, and I hate that. And what do I go and do for this challenge? I went total femmie-girly-girly.

It’s complicated, as they say.

The Goods.

  • Hair: Milana – Olive – 0L (group gift)
  • Skin: Al Vulo – Elena Huntress – 0L (Where is… Hunt item)
  • Eyes: Letituer – Dark Brown – 30L
  • Makeup: Damned – Eyes make up in “pink” – 0L (Where is… Hunt item)
  • Necklace: Curious Kitties – Peaceful Sakura Choker in “red” – 0L @ marketplace
  • Dress: Tiny Bird – Painted Flower Dress in “pink” – store closed, but some items still available @ the marketplace
  • Socks: Pig – Duotone Socks mit Suspenders in “sherbet” – 0L (gift)
  • Shoes: Ding – 50 Flats, “pink textured” – 0L (group gift)

16 thoughts on “Pink. Even the name is cute =^.^=

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  2. Lovely outfit and make-up.

    I hear you re the connotations of pink. I even get snarky in Australia that the breast cancer foundation flogs products in pink to fund research, and the prostate foundation’s colour is blue. Both are great causes but marketing stereotypes, meh.

  3. I totally hear you on the problems with pink! What always gets me is that until around the 1940s, pink was a BOYS color and blue was a GIRLS color, but now you have these idiots trying to say all women love pink because (get this) we needed to pick berries back in cave woman times.



    Even ignoring that we didn’t live in caves in the 1940s, that’s idiotic.

  4. FANTASTIC pix here and on Flikr and a beautiful display. You gave it the right edge this color needed to knock it out of the “typical” tribute to girlie pink. LOVE IT!!!

  5. Totally gorgeous, I love the girlish nature of these pics, but yea I agree with you on the pink issue too… I wanted to buy a gift for a little girl I know and EVERYTHING in the toy store that was made for girls around the age of 4 is PINK… Totally annoying!!!

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