Living in a land of pink and blue

20°C, Grey, some drizzle


Girls and colour: Marking Y9 coursework recently, I frequently see concepts that I haven’t worked out for myself yet. The kids have ot evaluate their projects and define areas for improvement. One issue comes up time and time again, that is : colour anbd gender. It seems that many believe that some colours are pretty much owned by one gender or the other- most notably, pink for girls. If I wear a pink shirt to school, or use a pink pen, some of the girls express their indignance. Is it not allowed, have you got exclusive rights? Where does such a belief come from?
Currently baffled; clearly I have some work to do on this concept.

Not for the first time has this idea appeared in my drawings, perhaps a painting in the future.
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5 Responses to Living in a land of pink and blue

  1. Maria says:

    I absolutely love this picture..as for the colour issue..I have no idea. Personally I’ve never really liked pink..don’t mind the darker shades so much now though..;o)

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  2. Mike d. says:

    Well, I have some blank stretched canvases lying around, maybe, just maybe…

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  3. ravingpoet says:

    Can’t say I’ve ever really taken to pink, but I’ve seen plenty of guys wearing pink shirts in the last year or so. You are obviously a trend setter in your area! J x

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  4. Graham says:

    I’m sure there’s some very primitive reason for pink:girls blue:boys. Who knows?

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  5. Mike d. says:

    I wonder if it is a new ideology, perhaps we are not young enough to sympathise with them.

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