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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Five Reasons Little Boys Are Wearing Pink

Posted By on Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 7:20 AM

Remember how some Americans freaked out when that Toronto couple decided they were not going to reveal the biological sex of their baby. Instead they were going to let everyone guess and allow the kid to decide if he or she was male or female.

This would never fly in most parts of America, where fathers still get the heebie-jeebies when they see their son wearing their little sister's pink shirt.

So you ask yourself "why is your son wearing pink today?" Here's some possible explanations.

1. He was on that class field trip to the Castro: Earlier this year, mothers across the liberal city flipped their lids when they learned their sons were taken on a class field trip through the Castro to learn about LGBT history and the real meaning behind the pink triangle. Surely, those second grade boys saw at least one homosexual man wearing pink while traversing through the gayborhood.


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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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