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Old 05-16-2015, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Hmmm, I learned something today. I never knew that COLORS could have a sexuality.

So if pink is "gay", then are there "heterosexual" colors too?
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Or is "gay" pink a specific shade, and if so, is there a "straight" pink?
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Old 05-16-2015, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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"Gay", not that long ago, meant happy and blithe, so I guess it would be a happy pink? Or the pink part of a rainbow.

Other than taking over one of the more jolly words in our lexicon, they've also commandeered rainbows away from the use of the general public without getting questions raised. I don't care who they sleep with, but I'm pretty miffed at them as a general group for swiping rainbows.

But, the question at hand is how specific is a color to a gender, not to group of folks with a specific sexual orientation.

Personally, I like pink, although it's not a shade I can wear much myself. We do have some men folks around here who wear it and look great in it, though.
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Old 05-16-2015, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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I love a man in a pink shirt, especially if he's a good-looking guy. Not only is it nice to see a man in a color different from the usual browns, black, navy and grays that men wear, but a man wearing a pink shirt tells me that he's a man confident enough in his masculinity to wear it.

Just yesterday, I complimented a co-worker on his pink shirt. He laughed, and said that he'd felt "brave" that morning. I guess men need to feel courageous to wear a pink shirt, idk.
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Old 05-16-2015, 02:53 PM
 
Location: The World
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Doesn't really matter either way. I think those light pink polo shirts look really nice on some guys. I tried to buy one for my husband once but he wouldn't go for it.
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Old 05-16-2015, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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Doesn't really matter either way. I think those light pink polo shirts look really nice on some guys. I tried to buy one for my husband once but he wouldn't go for it.
Smart guy, I don't care of every woman in the world likes pink shirt guys, I'm passing on wearing them.
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Old 05-16-2015, 03:47 PM
 
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I don't mind it. My boyfriend thinks guys that wear pink are "gay" or "tools". I think more men look down on it and most women don't care.
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Old 05-16-2015, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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I don't care. It's just a color and colors aren't gendered. I think you should wear shades that work well with your coloring. If pink looks good on you then wear it. If it looks bad on you and you still want to wear it, then wear it anyways.
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Old 05-16-2015, 06:29 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I won't wear pink because I really detest the color, but I have no issues with men who wear pink. It's just a color.
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Old 05-16-2015, 07:40 PM
 
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Hmmm, I learned something today. I never knew that COLORS could have a sexuality.

So if pink is "gay", then are there "heterosexual" colors too?



Close-mindedness at its finest.
No, pink is trademarked for breast cancer. Rainbows are gay. Purple is schizophrenia, or is it prematurity? It's hard to keep it all straight sometimes...
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Old 05-16-2015, 07:43 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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No differently than I feel about men wearing blue shirts, green shirts, orange shirts, or any other color shirts.

This. Pink looks good on many men. Depends upon the man and the shirt.
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