Boys who like to wear pink

2008-06-18 00:00

Spare a thought for our friend, called “Chris the Greek III” to differentiate him from Chris the Greek I and II. He’s a big and brawny man, given to pursuits such as powerlifting, rugby and kick-boxing.

For John, it’s hard to understand why he is getting the message, sometimes subtly, like from his teacher, sometimes very unsubtly, like from some of his peers, that pink is definitely not “okay for boys”. Should he give up something he really likes because of outside opinion and pressure? That’s a tough life issue to wrestle with when you’re only five.

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