This article is about the color pink. Pink also has a number of other meanings. See Pink (disambiguation).
Pink is a color made by mixing red and white and sometimes described as being a light red, but it is more accurately a bright undersaturated red. There are many different shades of this color. The color was named after the flowers of the same name, some parts of some of those flowers being that color.
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The color of pink is associated with womanhood, just like blue is associated with boys and manhood. Carrie, from Sex and the City, for example, is seen wearing pink dresses very often in the television series, and Elle, from the Legally Blonde movie series, prefers pink over any other color.
Many feminists on the other hand have decried the color pink, along with dresses and skirts, as something related to the pre-feminism "old-style female", which they detest as a symbol of the oppression and limitations of that era, although many other girls and women have sought to reclaim some aspects of the old-style female, including pink, as something to be proud of.
Pink is also associated with homosexuals, often in the form of a pink triangle. This symbolic usage stems from the symbols used by the Nazis to label their prisoners in the concentration camps. Where Jews were forced to wear the familiar yellowstars of David, convicted homosexual men were forced to wear a pink triangle. Nowadays, it is often worn with pride. A Dutch newsgroup about homosexuality is called nl.roze,
roze being Dutch for pink.