Thursday, February 19th, 2009
Reason #24601 to Raise your Daughter in the United Kingdom
The news release had a pitch I couldn’t resist:
“Ever dreamt of living life in the PINK? Now you can. A new web site has just been launched designed to meet the pink needs inside all of us and to help businesses selling pink items!”
Hallelujah! Pink4fun.com is the brainchild of a 20-year-old university drama major in the United Pinkdom. It seems the enterprising young woman behind the website is using affiliate links to earn a commission when you buy from retailers displayed on her website.
Here in the United States, pink is a synonym for vagina [NSFW Victoria's Secret link], with the word commonly seen in public plastered on spandex or pajama-clad fannies (and more personal garments in private). Thank goodness parents across the pond have reigned in retailers and kept the meaning and history of pinkness truly wholesome, unsoiled, and dare I say it? Virginal.
In case you’re wondering, these are the items depicted above:
- Pink IzzyWotNot Corn Husk Moses Basket, Goochicoo Bunny Girl edition
- Pink Hauck Minnie and Mickey Mouse Activity Play Gym
- Pink Fisher-Price Bubble Mower
- Pink Cosatto Bassinet Travel Cot-Night Night
- Pink Steer N Grow Trike with Canopy
- Pink Tomy Walkabout Premier Advance Monitor
- Pink Dream Dazzlers Necklace, Bangle and Ring Set
Who does a well-intentioned American father have to talk with in order to get some of these wonderful pink children’s products imported into the US? I’m sick and tired of everything being gender neutral. Aren’t you? I have half a mind to launch my own clothing product line. I’d call my company Real Non-Slutty Girls Wear Pink Without The Word “Pink” Appearing on Their Clothing, LLC.