My favourite colour is pink
I am a male. And that’s a problem
“Pink is for girls” goes the stereotype
I can never be myself-
I am always supposed to conform to traditional gender assignments
But including even just a mere colour?
It’s no wonder though;
Pink is warm, pink is soft, and peaceful
Yet the male stereotype is aggressive, tough, and hostile
They can’t relate to it.
So then, where am I placed in such a setting?
Am I the inbetweener of assigned male and female?
On one hand, the male is not even supposed to have any favourite colour
“It is girlish,” they would chuckle.
A male is assigned to not being human.
That even their liberty to a colour choice is scorned
But as for me, I am a revolutionary
My favourite colour is pink!
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