Pink Wasn't Always for Girls

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    Jan 10, 2017 11:26 PM GMT
    I read once that warriors liked pink because it looked like the insides of their slaughtered victims. Although I can't find any reference to that now. I know some guys refused to wear anything pink, which I think is kind of silly. I only own one thing that's pink, but I do have some pink summer shorts that I like a lot. Do you wear pink?

    http://www.thescavenger.net/feminism-a-pop-culture-sp-9560/feminism-a-pop-culture/128-how-the-colour-pink-lost-its-masculinity.html
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    Jan 10, 2017 11:33 PM GMT
    I got pink briefs.
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    Jan 10, 2017 11:57 PM GMT
    Um, ok? Cool story
  • Apparition

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    Jan 11, 2017 12:46 AM GMT
    pink would have been pretty rare pre industrial revolution. Not an easy colour to make without petrochemicals.
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    Jan 11, 2017 12:54 AM GMT
    The problem with pink today is that not only is it a feminine color but it's been almost completely taken over by the pink for the cure thing. A guy could wear pink in the 1980s in order to be a bit outre; I had a pink dress shirt I wore with suits. But now if a guy wears pink people assume that it's only because he supports pink for the cure. And because of pink for the cure women have really latched onto pink as "their" color.
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    Jan 11, 2017 3:33 AM GMT
    Pink was the main color for boys back in England 16-19 th century, and Blue was for girls. I read that article somewhere. Then in the mid 20th century, it gets the notion of being girly and feminine for men to wear pink. Lol, I have a couple of pink dress shirts and a couple of pink ties and undies. I don't care what anyone say,
    I love wearing pink when I'm in the mood for it.
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    Jan 11, 2017 4:12 AM GMT
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    You should show us how pretty you are in pink.
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    Jan 11, 2017 4:28 AM GMT
    Score! Oh and just to be clear, I'm talking about your anus here.
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    Jan 11, 2017 6:11 AM GMT
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  • joeisawesome1

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    Jan 11, 2017 10:45 AM GMT
    I love the color pink! icon_biggrin.gif i have 3 pink shirts, 3 pink speedos and a pink jockstrap icon_smile.gif but i never thought they resembled the guts of slaughtered victims :S it's an erotic color too. it's also the same color that my cock turns if a guy is sucking me off good. (sorry if that was TMI...)
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    Jan 11, 2017 6:28 PM GMT
    I think some gay guys wear pink to show they are gay or like men. This handsome guy that works at my gym kept saying hello to me and smiling a lot, he also wore a pink baseball cap sometimes. I guess I should've gotten the hint, because now he ignores me or looks pissed/disgusted at me when I do see him. I found out later he does like guys. Too bad though, I did have kind of a crush on him icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 11, 2017 7:25 PM GMT
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    Pink was the main color for boys back in England 16-19 th century, and Blue was for girls. I read that article somewhere. Then in the mid 20th century, it gets the notion of being girly and feminine for men to wear pink. Lol, I have a couple of pink dress shirts and a couple of pink ties and undies. I don't care what anyone say, I love wearing pink when I'm in the mood for it.

    I just received 3 pink-themed bow ties 2 weeks ago, from the company I partronize in Vermont. My first bow tie, when I was about 4 years old, was pink & gray, and I still like wearing that color combination. That's why I got these.

    My mother always said to me: "Robert, pink is your color." When I later realized my parents always knew I was gay, long before I did myself, I suspected she had been ironic. Because already in the 1950s pink was being identified as a gay color.
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    Jan 11, 2017 7:55 PM GMT
    etch saidheels weren't originally for girls either radd they were made for men so they could walk through the streets without stepping on shit why don't u go rock some


    Today I learned about some history about heels. And yeah op, if you love pink and heels just wear them. No need for this feminine and masculine shit.
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    Jan 11, 2017 8:09 PM GMT
    Dunkin Donuts original colors were pink & tan. When I worked there as a Bakers' Helper during my senior year of college in the early 70s, I wore a pink shirt (which was the ordinary uniform shirt for male employees). Waitresses wore a tan dress with pink trim. Years later, Dunkin changed their color-scheme to pink & orange.
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    Jan 11, 2017 8:26 PM GMT
    etch saidheels weren't originally for girls either radd they were made for men so they could walk through the streets without stepping on shit why don't u go rock some



    One reason is because I think everyone looks ridiculous in heels, even women. The other reason is the same reason I don't wear a powdered wig and knickers. Those were different times and we would look like fools to dress like that today. Prince is dead because he wore high heels. True fact.
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    Jan 12, 2017 2:57 AM GMT
    Art_Nouveau said
    art_deco said
    laxwill10 said
    Pink was the main color for boys back in England 16-19 th century, and Blue was for girls. I read that article somewhere. Then in the mid 20th century, it gets the notion of being girly and feminine for men to wear pink. Lol, I have a couple of pink dress shirts and a couple of pink ties and undies. I don't care what anyone say, I love wearing pink when I'm in the mood for it.

    I just received 3 pink-themed bow ties 2 weeks ago, from the company I partronize in Vermont. My first bow tie, when I was about 4 years old, was pink & gray, and I still like wearing that color combination. That's why I got these.

    My mother always said to me: "Robert, pink is your color." When I later realized my parents always knew I was gay, long before I did myself, I suspected she had been ironic. Because already in the 1950s pink was being identified as a gay color.

    Touching story mate. But you've never been gay . Your parents simply seen the girly side to their little boy. Gay men don't have a number of ex wives. But straits and bisexuals can. But one acknowledges you not being born a Bona Fide Homosexual, this will go over your head.


    Why don't you just confess your love for Art already? icon_lol.gif changing your screen name to pay homage to his....you're almost like a matching couple...

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    I'm gonna get y'all these shirts icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 12, 2017 3:50 AM GMT
    Art_Nouveau said
    art_deco said
    laxwill10 said
    Pink was the main color for boys back in England 16-19 th century, and Blue was for girls. I read that article somewhere. Then in the mid 20th century, it gets the notion of being girly and feminine for men to wear pink. Lol, I have a couple of pink dress shirts and a couple of pink ties and undies. I don't care what anyone say, I love wearing pink when I'm in the mood for it.

    I just received 3 pink-themed bow ties 2 weeks ago, from the company I partronize in Vermont. My first bow tie, when I was about 4 years old, was pink & gray, and I still like wearing that color combination. That's why I got these.

    My mother always said to me: "Robert, pink is your color." When I later realized my parents always knew I was gay, long before I did myself, I suspected she had been ironic. Because already in the 1950s pink was being identified as a gay color.

    Touching story mate. But you've never been gay . Your parents simply seen the girly side to their little boy. Gay men don't have a number of ex wives. But straits and bisexuals can. But one acknowledges you not being born a Bona Fide Homosexual, this will go over your head.



    Good God, you really are mentally retarded, aren't you? But let me try to explain this to you one last time: Although I am what you would refer to as a "bona fide homosexual", there are many reasons why some gay men have sex with women. The most common one is peer pressure and feeling like they will not be accepted if they don't live a straight lifestyle. Young boys who are raised in judgemental or very religious families often go through a very common mental breakdown of sorts. During this period, the subconscious mind encapsulates thoughts and feelings it feels will not be accepted by others. This happens completely in the subconscious mind without the person's conscious knowledge. It is sometimes many years later before these thoughts are allowed to surface. This also can be a very upsetting period for the person. Rape victims also go through this. We have all heard of women who were raped as young girls but had no knowledge of the experience until years later after being triggered by a sight, a sound or smell. A young man suddenly realizing he's gay can work in the same way. Not saying I know this is what happened to Art_Deco, but it is very common.

    Just because you and I have never had sex with a female does not make us better than anyone else. You have no right to inform someone that they're less than you simply because they were married in the past. Maybe it's time you tried to be a decent human being and apologize to Art_Deco for the hundreds of nasty, shaming comments you have made to him.
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    Jan 12, 2017 5:05 AM GMT
    Fart_echoes is Bonaparts, Art Deco's stalker, aka the "bonafide homosexual". I don't know of any gay man my age who hasn't been with women in the past. The only reason why one would try to shame another for not being "bonafide" is because it's Fart_echoes' coping mechanism for having been rejected by women all his life. Likely men too... all his posts show he's not right in the head. But he's a racist, so no pity necessary icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 12, 2017 7:16 AM GMT
    As a kid, I used to wore a pink shirt. You know... PINK PANTHER! ;-)

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    Jan 12, 2017 7:23 AM GMT
    i actually skimmed over the article you linked. it seems pretty interesting icon_biggrin.gif interesting enough to do an episode of Joe Winko Talk about icon_smile.gif i'll post it here when it's done icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 12, 2017 7:37 AM GMT
    Art_Nouveau said
    Sam27 saidAs a kid, I used to wore a pink shirt. You know... PINK PANTHER! ;-)

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    Your so cute.


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    Jan 12, 2017 1:44 PM GMT
    Apparition saidpink would have been pretty rare pre industrial revolution. Not an easy colour to make without petrochemicals.


    That depends on what you mean by 'pink'. The shade 'Murrey' which is pinkish purple is made by soaking cloth in mulberry juice and was renowned for being pretty long-lasting. It was a prescribed colour for both Serjeants at Law (a type of barrister/trial lawyer) and the Knights of the Order of the Bath in the UK. The former robes were woollen the latter of silk (and still are prescribed as murrey, although the dye used these days is probably synthetic). The colour is sometimes called deep red/purple, but I've see it close up and it's quite pink. see link below.

    http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/nKUcHlS0pHo/Service+of+the+Order+of+Bath/vLv7iNTGwYI/Prince+Charles

    Pink has also been used for sporting colours at Trinity College Dublin where initially it was restricted to men. So a 'Boxing Pink' was someone who had represented Trinity at boxing against either Oxford or Cambridge and was of a national standard. In Ireland that's a pretty high standard. So a man in a pink striped blazer was not to be messed with.

    Also Leander Club - the oldest rowing club in the world, have pink as their club colours. They're strapping lads and don't come over as especially feminine.

    http://hear-the-boat-sing.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/tim-koch-henley-2013-prizewinners-part.html

    All in all, pink has a long pedigree as dress for men, and pretty elite men at that.

    And finally, just because this is Realjock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvCKcxR_93c 1.07 onwards is a good summary.
  • nice_chap

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    Jan 12, 2017 3:18 PM GMT
    Pink is like red, but not quite.
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    Jan 12, 2017 4:29 PM GMT
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    Good God, you really are mentally retarded, aren't you? But let me try to explain this to you one last time: Although I am what you would refer to as a "bona fide homosexual", there are many reasons why some gay men have sex with women. The most common one is peer pressure and feeling like they will not be accepted if they don't live a straight lifestyle. ...Not saying I know this is what happened to Art_Deco, but it is very common.

    Just because you and I have never had sex with a female does not make us better than anyone else. You have no right to inform someone that they're less than you simply because they were married in the past. Maybe it's time you tried to be a decent human being and apologize to Art_Deco for the hundreds of nasty, shaming comments you have made to him.

    Thanks. Add to your list that I was an Army Officer, plus parental pressure. All the Army career men were supposed to be married to fit it, socially and in other ways. I didn't want to get married, no interest in women whatsoever. On top of that my parents kept pressuring me, to start a family, being their only son. I have a younger sister, a young widow then who never remarried, and I think they gave up on that avenue.

    And here's the odd twist: I never thought I was gay. Didn't fit the stereotypical gay of the 1950s & 60s. Not that the image then was any more valid than it would be today. So that I was attracted to men, but was confused about it, rejected it.

    How could I be gay? Army Officer's career by choice, motorcyclist since 17, camper, outdoorsman, good at individual sports and athletics (never team sports, too little a guy for most), have a deep, masculine voice, no lisp (ask any RJer who's met me, or spoken with me on the phone), have no interest in wearing women's clothing, except rarely as a costume joke. None of the stereotypical, and more often false, gay markers on which my generation was raised.

    So I really thought I was straight, not even bi. But lacking any sexual interest in women, and not permitting myself any in men, buddies only, I figured I'd just stay single. Until I was pressured otherwise. Disasterously.

    BTW, both my late and present gay partners never had sex with women. Although both dated women for appearances sake, both of them older than me and facing the same generational dilemmas. They knew my past, no problem with it, laid no guilt trips on me.
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    Jan 12, 2017 11:01 PM GMT
    Pink is a color. Like all the other colors in life...

    If someone is not going to wear it based on preconceived notions that is it "feminine" then they're probably struggling with how others perceive their masculinity, or lack thereof. I.e., no confidence in themselves.

    If someone is not going to wear it because they generally dislike the color, that is their choice. If you dislike a color, you usually don't wear it.

    Yes, I wear things that are pink, it's a color.