When the word Propaganda is mentioned or used it usually conjures up images of Hitler's Nazi propaganda campaign or the present day Zionist and American Propaganda which is being force upon a largely ignorant populace on this planet. However the purpose of this post has got nothing to do with such important world issues, but rather something lighter, something PINK.
I'm sure everyone has noticed the meteoric rise of the colour pink in men's clothing. Its something of a clothing revolution according to some and everyone has their own opinions on the topic, well I think its getting abit out of hand and im bold enough to label it PINK PROPAGANDA. I went shopping for some clothes a week or so back and walking into a clothing shop that specifically tailors for men I was taken aback by the multitude of different colours of pink that faced me. If the clothes were not completely pink there was splashes of pink everywhere as if an artist had ripped his eyes out and very arbitrarily painted all the clothes pink ruining them for those of us who loathe or rather dislike pink, loathe is such a harsh word. Even in stores that sell both male and female attire you cant tell the difference between the mens and the ladies section because everything is PINK, you find yourself looking like an idiot wondering whether you are in the right section until a shop assistant comes over to ask if you need help.
This Pink Propaganda started gathering momentum ever since the term "METROSEXUAL" came about and this was just made worse by tv shows like Queer Eye For The Straight Guy. They had the effect of normalising the colour pink in mens clothing and the effects can clearly be seen because pink apparently is a unisex colour. Now I have no problems with guys taking care of themselves, but guys going for facials and waxing their arms, legs and face now thats where I draw the line. The Propaganda is being continued by the major clothing labels who flood the market with pink and we are forced to accept but I will not. Pink is just not a masculine colour and looks terrible on most men, unless you are 007. On women its a different story because pink is a pretty colour and has been linked with females, just as blue is linked to males since time immemorial. Who said pink is a female colour? I dunno but it is. If you dont believe me then when you have a child and if its a boy then make his room pink and we will see whether the child develops into a man or RuPaul (or nataaniel for the South Africans out there).
Now some of you might think I'm an ego centric male who is rigid and doesnt want to except that times are changing, well im not. Times are changing but at least im not conforming to the whims and fancies of the latest fashion trends by jumping on the ever changing fashion band wagon like sheep. So who is the conformist and who is the rebel and free thinker? you decide.