I was reading a somewhat ridiculous article about how the color pink is oppressing our otherwise intelligent young girls in today’s society. It started off with an interesting fact:
How different it was in the early 1900s, when blue was for girls and pink for boys.
Women’s Journal explained it thus: “That pink being a more decided and stronger colour, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.”
DressMaker magazine agreed. “The preferred colour to dress young boys in is pink. Blue is reserved for girls as it is considered paler, and the more dainty of the two colours, and pink is thought to be stronger (akin to red).”
The entire article is here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7817496.stm
As someone with a daughter who once wore nothing but pink, who now in her preteen years refuses to wear anything but jeans, camoflouge, black, and brown, I kept thinking while reading this article, “oh c’mon big deal.” So, I RESOLVED the issue for my Illustration Friday topic and decided, let’s just keep going with the whole “Princess” aesthetic, but let’s just change the color. NEON GREEN IS THE NEW PINK for little girls!!!