‘Is all this pink really necessary?’ I asked a bored looking sales rep hawking sales rep hawking something called Cast and Paint Princess Party.
‘Only if you want to make money,’ he said, chuckling. Then he shrugged. ‘I guess girls are born loving pink.’
Are they? Judging by today’s girls, that would seem to be true – the color draws them like heat seeking missiles. Yet adult women I have asked do not remember being so obsessed with pink as children, nor do they recall it being so pervasively pimped to them.
By Peggy Orenstein