What Do You Think of "Pathetic In Pink?"
Jan 21 , 2015
I actually dislike little girls with princess wands and blonde hair. I react to them the same way I do when I turn over a log or a stone and find creepy albino bugs wriggling around underneath.
The "Pathetic in Pink" article in The Northeast Avalon Times by columnist Robin McGrath has caused quite the uproar in social media. I choose to believe that her opinion about her disdain for little blonde girls in pink princess outfits is merely an attempt at satire and not a blatant show of lookism.
McGrath argues that “pink sends the wrong message to small girls” and that “it suggests that life will be soft, clean, privileged and safe.” Sure, many may argue that parents who buy "pink princess outfits and fairy wings” are feeding into the gender based stereotype… …But let’s get real. Is there a parent out there who can really force a four year old girl to wear ANYTHING? Now that’s what I would call a revered anomaly.
I have a little cousin whose eyes lit up just as brightly as spending the day scooping up sand and mud at the beach as they did when she was transformed into a princess in Disney World’s Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique ….So I have no doubt that her inner tomboy will temper her privileged princess tendencies and she’ll grow up to be a beautifully balanced woman….
Does Robin McGrath really have hate in her heart for little blonde girls whose dads call them “princess”? I’d like to think “No”. It’s quite plausible that somehow somewhere, some little blonde princess did her wrong in her younger years and now all little girls who proudly show off their femininity are flawed and at fault.
Then again, maybe not. Maybe her entire wayward viewpoint was a ruse to
put her byline on the front page of our minds…If so, perhaps “Pathetic In INK” would be a more suitable title.
pathetic in pink /
Avalon Northeast Times /
Claudette Barnes /