I don’t know about you, but I think the colour pink rocks.
I’m obviously going to say that, my site is called Pink-world, I live in a Pink Palace, I run pink-themed self-esteem workshops and I write books titled Think Pink, but I honestly think that pink is the prettiest, happiest, most fun and love-induced colour in the rainbow, so why are some people are trying to ban it?
Yep, there are some people who are angry with shops who make lots of pink toys and clothes aimed at girls – they think it’ll make all young people grow up thinking pink is a colour only for girls! They have a campaign called ‘Pink Stinks’ and it’s being backed by an MP.
As you know, I live my life in the pink, I write books about Lola and her kooky clique, The Pink Ladies, who banish borin’ snorin’ monotone thoughts with pink thinking and replace them with the most exciting possibilities, because lets face it, life’s not a dress rehearsal, right?
What’s Pink Thinking?
When you Think Pink, life is substantially a whole lot sweeter! Pink Thinking is positive thinking. In the book, Lola has pinked-tinted shades to highlight the benefits of seeing the so-called ‘real’ world filled with it’s constant comparisons, unrealistic media images, so-called role models like Britney and Paris and a need to strive for physical perfection, in a different, more positive way. Y’see, when you Think Pink, anything is possible. You can live a life filled with thousands of candy-kissed, sunshine moments because you’re in control. What’s not to love about that?
Banning a colour won’t stop girls from feeling bad about so-called images of perfection in magazines and on the TV, it won’t help them find awesome role models who they can look up to, and it won’t help them become their own idol-girl. Instead of blaming a colour for low-self esteem amongst teen girls, I think it would make a lot more sense to encourage girls to think positively, let them know that anything is possible no matter what their favourite colour is, and provide them with all the relevant information they need to make informed decisions about how to rock their lives whether they wear pink or not.
What do you think? Is pink for everyone? Or is it just for girls?
Do you think shops make too many pink girl-related prods – or do you think it doesn’t really make a difference? I’d love to know your thoughts!