So, men… I’m sure all of you know one who is afraid of wearing pink. The label hipster or metrosexual definitely don’t apply to the type of guy I’m referring to. Cue that episode in Friends with Ross’ faded salmon shirt when he gets a lot of shit from Monica who keeps calling it your pink shirt. Why was that? Why do some people think that pink is incompatible with the Y chromosome? Probably from the decades-old tradition of putting pink ribbons in little girls’ hair and keeping the blue for the baby boys.
Regardless… Don’t you find it a bit unfair to deprive men of an entire color just because somebody arbitrarily (probably) decided it is to be associated with princesses and unicorns and sparkles and tutus? Plus, especially for darker complexion men all pastel colors, including pink, are so becoming (an expression nobody has ever used possibly since the Civil War). Of course, we all know the answer to the not-so-rhetorical questions above. It’s because said men are afraid pink will undermine their masculinity. And of course us women folk know that myth is busted.
My guy doesn’t have this pink phobia, which means I can go crazy and buy him shirts and ties in all Pantone shades and sub-shades, which means we’re both happy. Then again he washes his hair with Dove shampoo. Which brings me to this:
D: [jokingly, sifting through the gazillion types of Dove shampoo +/- conditioner on the drugstore shelf, not quite happy with the variety of products available] Hmmm… I’m looking for something more rugged…
Me: It’s DOVE! I’d say the ruggedness level is that of a baby chick’s fluffy feathers.