Pink gender timeline
Many shades of pink
Gender of colors
PINK BOYS (See also PRINCESS BOYS & PINK PRINCESS)
PINK BOY PARENTS
PINKIFICATION OF GIRL CULTURE
PINK COLLAR relates to or designates low-paid occupations such as typist or telephone operator, traditionally associated with female workers. Compare to blue-collar, white-collar work.
„For usually today outward appearance plays a decisive role (...) ‚Not exactly pretty. What’s far more crucial is...oh, you know, a morally pink complexion.’ I do know. A morally pink complexion – this combination of concepts at a stroke renders transparent the everyday life that is fleshed out by window displays, office workers and illustrated magazines. Its morality is ostensibly painted pink, its pink is given a moral trim....It would hardly be over-audacious to claim that in Berlin a type of office worker is emerging who is donning a uniform with a view to the desired skin color. Language, clothes, gestures and physiognomies growing ever more similar and the result of this process is precisely that pleasant look which can be reproduced comprehensively with the help of photographs.“
--Siegfried Kracauer (1998 ) The Salaried Masses: Duty and Distraction in Weimar Germany, Verso, p. 38.
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Power of color