I clearly remember as the young daughter of feminist parents not being allowed to wear the colour pink. It was check shirts and khaki shorts to the point that when I finally got a pair of pink trousers aged 4, they stick out in my memory as a wardrobe landmark. Now, I confess, I let my daughter wear pink without much complaint. The colour suits her, she is not obsessed with it (as I was!) and will often choose other colours but it is definitely a favourite. I still feel that there is a bit of a feminist taboo over pink though. If your female child is dressed head to toe in pink, you clearly don't believe in equality for women and probably want her to grow up a prissy madam who doesn't like getting wet. A boy dressed head to toe in pink must be the child of extremely liberal parents or from somewhere far away.
Now I remember from somewhere that pink used to be the colour of choice for baby boys because it was seen as vibrant and strong, whereas blue was the delicate shade for the passive female baby. My favourite colour is blue, I won't have a word said against it but pink is a very heartening colour and I really feel that we should reclaim it. Now there are positive associations for femininity and pink such as Breast Cancer Awareness and Code Pink:Women for Peace in the US. But I guess by reclaiming it, I mean just returning it to the mainstream. Pink could no longer be the colour of subjugation but, dare I say it, just another colour...?
There, I've said my piece. You can be feminist and like pink.