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Bringing this back from the dead because . . . 

 

Manchester United has released a pink away kit for 2018-19.

 

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11667/11484191/manchester-united-unveil-pink-away-shirt-for-201819-season

 

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Ironically (or is it coincidentally), I'm currently wearing a polo shirt that is a only slightly darker shade of pink (about like this).

 

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Worth pointing out that the British don’t have the silly “pink = girls = cooties!” hangup that Americans do.  Apparently that particular strain of toxic masculinity can’t cross the water. 

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5 minutes ago, Gothamite said:

Worth pointing out that the British don’t have the silly “pink = girls = cooties!” hangup that Americans do.  Apparently that particular strain of toxic masculinity can’t cross the water. 

 

The first pink shirt that I recall owning was purchased in London in 1986 (when I was 18) . . . while one of the other guys on the trip with me swore that he would never be caught dead in a pink shirt.*

 

* -- His future wife bought him a pink shirt about three years later, which he has never been allowed to live down.

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5 hours ago, Gothamite said:

Worth pointing out that the British don’t have the silly “pink = girls = cooties!” hangup that Americans do.  Apparently that particular strain of toxic masculinity can’t cross the water. 

Having a girl that loves purple and pink will make you get over that stuff pretty quick. When I ordered our new soccer jerseys I wanted to get the pink jerseys fir our keeprs but they weren't available in XL.

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12 hours ago, Gothamite said:

Worth pointing out that the British don’t have the silly “pink = girls = cooties!” hangup that Americans do.  Apparently that particular strain of toxic masculinity can’t cross the water. 

Well, tell that to Norwich City.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45247073

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On 8/28/2018 at 9:00 AM, Gothamite said:

Worth pointing out that the British don’t have the silly “pink = girls = cooties!” hangup that Americans do.  Apparently that particular strain of toxic masculinity can’t cross the water. 

A little off topic but in the arena.

 

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/undertheinfluence/summer-series-guys-and-dolls-gender-marketing-1.4068879

 

2 quotes from this article (and I suggest downloading the accompanying podcast) that I find really interesting. 

 

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In the early 1900s, a major department store declared that pink was for boys and blue was for girls. Pink was considered the stronger colour – therefore more fitting for a boy. Blue was considered delicate, more feminine.

 

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This gender colour coding stayed in place for more than twenty years, until after the Second World War, when department stores and manufacturers flip-flopped the colours – stating that pink was now a feminine colour and blue masculine.

 

........ back to jerseys now. 

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