There’s this Best Buy commercial going around the TV with the blue-shirted dude talking about the three women who needed laptops. All three of them had different needs, like one needed something easy, one needed something else, and one needed a pink laptop because she ran a business called pink.
Every time I see this commercial I roll my eyes dramatically and say out loud, “oh, really, she needs a pink laptop. NEEDS?”
I don’t get the woman-pink thing. We all know those women, who love love love pink. They buy everything in pink and when they find something that isn’t usually pink in pink they will buy it and say, “it’s so me!” It’s always pink too. It’s not orange or green or brown, only pink. I even know women who are so pink that they will go out of their way to make their things that were not originally pink, pink.
We all have a penchant for certain colors, I get that. I like orange. I have orange sweaters, orange bags, an orange pen, and orange pillows. I even have an orange cat. I love the color orange. However, I do not want my computer to be orange or my cell phone to be orange. If I were to ever see an orange toaster, I like to think I wouldn’t buy it and screech “it’s so me!”
So why pink? Is it some sort of urge to feminize everything? Is a territory-marking mechanism? I don’t get it because I am not a pink a girl. I’ve tried to be a pink girl and have failed miserably. I’m more a of a brown girl.