gendered color association

alright gonna add my two cents here. lets start by saying that there is nothing inherently gendered about colors. however, there is the added caveat that traditionally speaking, and for a lot of people currently, there is gender association with colors - just look at children’s clothes or toys. now, as far as harry wearing pink is concerned, do i think that he is very well-versed in the socio-politics of color and gender in the sense that it is a man-made construct? no, probably not. that being said, he probably has an understanding, much like everyone else in most societies, that pink has been and continues to be a “traditionally feminine” color. does he wake up and think, “im gonna try to break some gender roles today by wearing a pink shirt”? its unlikely. people like to speak like they’re inside his head and therefore know the intentionality behind his actions. in my personal opinion, do i think that he has some sense that he’s doing something a little ~different? maybe. so for people to go as far and say “he’s breaking norms!!11!” might be a little much, but, i think there can be some recognition that he’s playing around with perceived and traditional notions of what is ~feminine 

Here’s Ed in a dress.

FUN FACT: up until about the 40s or 50s, pink was a boy’s color, since it was thought of as a diluted red. Blue was for girls, because Virgin Mary was oft depicted in a soft blue shawl.