Think Pink, Fly Pink
Posted 13 June, 2007on:
Over at I Blame The Patriarchy, I found this here post about ”A pink airline just for chicks who love to shop will launch next month”. (It’s also in the F word blog, but you know how funky the links to the F word blogs can be.)
I think all that pink would give me a headache.
Not that there’s anything wrong with pink, (prefer purple )it’s not that I hate it…but, like…a whole fuckload of pink…???
But yeah…all us women and girlies just LOVE pink and shopping and rainbows and flowers, sugar and spice and all things nice.
Err – fuck off.
I’m sure there are women, and girls, out there who would love the idea of this …uhh…[keep it clean] plane.
But…before I hear of anybody, and I mean, anybody, anywhere, chiming up with: “But waht about teh menz?!”
Well, actually, shit like this, like this pink plane shit, well, it’s just capitalising on the stereotyping, the infantilisation, and the marginalisation of women.
And, of course men don’t get ridiculous aeroplanes all painted in blue or whatever…they’re taken seriously.