Is pink technology patronizing?
There is an intense discussion on Engadget regarding the increasing introduction of pink technology products for women – iPods, Motorolla cell phones, etc. The question is whether the pink gadgets are patronizing to women. Personally I don’t think so. I like the fact that there are a variety of colours available – pink, lime green, blue, silver, white (well white is not really a colour), black, graphite.
What is the harm in it? No-one is pushing pink (or is it hot pink?) down our throats. We don’t have to buy any colour that doesn’t appeal to us. I agree with the guy who says that if these products were only available in black and grey, then some women would complain that there weren’t any women-friendly colours available.
Why take up these non-issues? And why assume that the hot pink was targeted at women alone (although we all know it was) – I know some men who prefer the hot pink ipods – no names will be mentioned here 🙂 And what about the new red iPod nanos? Are those targetted at women too? Again, I know a number of men whose mouths will water for one of these gorgeous red ipod nanos.
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