There is a ridiculous obsession with pink and blue that's occurring when it comes to boys and girls. As I am a relatively new parent, I can't speak to how long this stupidity has been going on. However, it is appalling and brings sexism to new heights. Nothing demonstrates this more than Disney's alteration of Sleeping Beauty.
Sleeping Beauty was my favorite movie as a child. I loved everything about her and especially the idea that this handsome prince came to rescue her. (My mother likes the prince from Cinderella. I maintain the prince from Sleeping Beauty is better. That's another blog). What I really loved was her dress. I had blond hair, blue eyes and blue was my favorite color. The fairies made her a beautiful dress to wear to the castle and a fight ensued over what color it should be. One fairy wanted blue, the other pink. I remember cheering very hard for the blue dress to win, and it did. She wore that throughout the movie and it was not pink unless the fairies were fighting and changing it's color. But now, Disney has succumbed to the idea that little girls, especially ones that one to be Princesses, should only wear pink. Blue, it has been decided, is a boy's color. Just look how Disney has altered it's own movie. The first is an original of the screen shot from the movie, the second is the DVD cover as sold by Disney, altering her dress to be pink instead of blue.
What is the matter with people? Would it really be so terrible if her dress was blue? What would that imply? That she was secretly a lesbian? That Prince Philip was maybe a littler more metrosexual than heterosexual? God forbid blue mean anything other than little boys. The obsession to divide the world into pink and blue only serves to unnecessarily confuse kids. Wear pink if you want, or wear blue. But don't sexualize the colors. That's ridiculous.