Pink doesn’t stink!

There's been quite a bit in the press this week about PinkStinks, a campaign to stop the 'pinkification' of toys, clothes etc and to provide more positive role models for girls.

While I'm all in favour of encouraging girls and young women to fulfill their potential, I'm not sure why pink should be the target. I grew up as the daughter of a women's libber, yet I had Betnovate-pink walls in my bedroom (my choice). Didn't do me any harm. I also think that the women PinkStinks have chosen as positive role models – the likes of Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon, Annie Leibovitz – are I'm afraid too old to appeal to young girls or even most young women. The organisers say they want to celebrate women  who are 'inspirational, motivational and ground-breaking'. But while I'm sure they wouldn't view the likes of Katie Price, the princess of pink, as a positive role model, she's an incredibly successful businesswoman.

Pink is also the colour of many breast cancer charities, including the Pink Ribbon Foundation which makes it a positive as far as I'm concerned.

So what do you think – does pink stink, or does it rock?

written by Liz Jarvis