The Thinking 

On Parades and Femininity

October 27, 2011


A.M. writes:

Your views of our culture, and of traditionalism in general, are simply arresting. You wrote:

“A parade was once for honoring or commemorating heroes. Now parades are for freaks, misfits, sluts and monsters. It must be overwhelming for children.”

I had never realized this myself. I am young, so the parades of today are all I know. But the truth of this is abundantly clear. Reading your site makes one realize that the West of today is bizarre, and our extremist corner is a sanctuary of sanity. When I see sentiments like this, it suddenly dawns on me that, save the traditionalists, no one else, no one mainstream, is giving them voice. That is frightening.

Separately, you wrote:

“It is interesting that these overt expressions of saccharine, cheap femininity proliferate as real femininity declines.”

I said to myself, “finally, someone else has noticed!” when I read that. I’d routinely see and meet women prone to these ugly pink items, such as this ubiquitous cover for their Blackberry phone. These women were routinely promiscuous, materialistic, inarticulate, graceless and unfeminine.That these women females embrace the color “hot pink” specifically is too telling. It is a particularly garish, tacky shade. As you suggest, the females buying it have no connection to femininity, they just want to tell the world “I’m a girl!” Which, in fairness, might not always be evident, given their penchant for jeans, sweat pants, t-shirts, short hair, and a slovenly figure.

Laura writes:

Thank you.

I’m glad you agree about pink. Roses still look good in pink, but it’s now generally a color best avoided. Gone are all its suggestions of tenderness, reticence and love. 



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Michael S. writes:

You wrote:

“Roses still look good in pink, but it’s now generally a color best avoided. Gone are all its suggestions of tenderness, reticence and love.”

Ha. Rose-pink was also the branch color of the armor units in the German army in World War II, which is about as far from feminine, tender, and reticent as you can get:

According to a footnote, “This color derived from the Reichswehr motor-transport branch, which was used to camouflage Weimar’s clandestine tank program.”

Laura writes:

There you go. Just as I said. Pink is fascist.

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