So it only recently occurred to me a few months ago how genderized (if that's even a word lol) everything is when you're a child and how ingrained it still is even as adults. Heck, check out my profile pic the boys nappies are of course blue and the girls nappies are...pink who would've guessed? Already before I can even talk I am told that girls are to like pink and boys are to like blue. And they further label this by colorizing toys packaging accordingly pink for girls and any other color (usually blue) for boys toys. For just one example in Australia the Lego is branded like this, not to mention many other companies doing the same thing. I work in retail and its so bloody obvious to me now, just walk down the dolls isle and you'll see it.
Anyway moving on it dawned on me that I have for my entire life deliberately avoided anything that's pink or girly!? It must be some unconscious effort of myself because whether it be for buying a car, clothing or even a computer mouse, pink is out of the question. Now hang on, I thought to myself. Pink might actually be my favorite color! How would I know if I never got a chance to even attempt liking the color? It makes me angry that I got robbed of liking a particular color because of society.
So one day I decided to go buy a nice girly Frozen poster for my bedroom wall and you know what? One of my sisters walks into my room sees it and starts falling to the ground laughing. She's older than btw and to which she still owes me an apology for that thank you very much. It just makes it clear how ingrained this kind of thinking is. That boys can't and shouldn't like "girl" things. Well, you know what? Upon discovery of this new "girly" world I actually kind of like it.. a lot. I like the color pink now and it's definitely in my top 3 favorite colors. It's unfortunate many boys (including myself) grow up with this kind of thinking, unable to find what they truly like without fear of bullying or embarrassment.
Sorry for the wall of text just had to let this out.
Tl;DR Society forces boys not to like a particular color (pink) and inadvertently causes bullying towards any boys that oppose that view.