Pink is supposed to be girly but is it so? Pink color most often associated with sensitivity sweetness, femininity, and the romantic.
But you can find another picture in the past.
"In the 18th century, it was perfectly masculine for a man to wear a pink silk suit with floral embroidery," says fashion scholar Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at the Fashion Institute Technology and author of several books on fashion.
Steele says pink was initially
"considered slightly masculine as a diminutive of red," which was thought to be a "warlike" color.
Recently released movie 'Pink' created another debate over pink color. Movie is about women and stress upon their consent with respect to sex.
When Sircar, the director of the movie was asked about the reason behind the title, he simply said that you will know when you watch the movie.
But many of us even after watching movie couldn't come to one conclusion.
Slang, a lexicon of non-standard words, define “pink” as a reference to forced and often cruel or threat-based occupation of a vagina by an unwelcome penis.'
After 18th century, when pink color increasingly associated with femininty, its use also increased. It may signify increasing sex based violence and fight against it as well.
Here is google trend of the word 'pink'.
The movie depicts sexual violence and fight against it. We all are suffering under different shades of pink. Go and watch the movie and sit till the real end, Sarkar has a lot to say!