Just a quickie today to really say thank you to everyone for their support and help with PinkStinks over the last eight or so months. We are wondering where we’ll be this time next year and we know we have a hell of a lot of hard work to do over the next few months.
I was out Christmas shopping on Saturday and was looking for a dressing gown for Jasmine. Sadly, the only colour available was pink so she’s not getting one! I happened to wearing my PinkStinks t-shirt for the shopping trip. The shop assistant in Next pointed me towards the dressing gown as I said “please don’t tell me that you only have pink ones?!” “But that’s the colour that sells!” she said. “But it’s the only colour you have!!” was my response. I showed her my t-shirt and explained that there was no way I could buy it. I’m sure she thought I was quite mad.
Also some interesting things in the press recently about the gender divide in children’s toys. It’s so hideously evident everywhere you look. Rows and rows and rows of pink dolls, dressed in pink, surrounded by pink accessories and prams and car seats and potties and goodness knows what else. It’s all too much to bear really. So this year Rebecca (age 2) is getting a wooden pizza, and Jasmine (age 6) is getting a watch and a diary. I’ll be interested to see what else they get. Perhaps seeing as my family is well practiced in avoiding pink these days, it will be multi-coloured affair for a change! (I think Mylie Cyrus may be making an appearance at some point. Now she’s an interesting case study … for another time perhaps.)
So, if anyone can tell me where to get a non-pink dressing gown that would be great. And PinkStinks is back in force in the New Year with a new website (yes, really … ) and some funding, further t-shirt designs, and a big impact.
New Year’s resolutions … DONE.