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23rd Jun '16 1:23:33 PM naal2
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* [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/288365/fallout-equestria---the-chrysalis Fallout: Equestria - The Chrysalis]]: Sickle may be a mare, but her pink coat and mane combined with... oh... just about everything else about her just screams this trope.
6th Jun '16 6:59:23 AM NOYB
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As late as the 1950's, pink was still considered a "boy colour". Pink was seen as a shade of red, which relates to manly concepts like blood and war. Blue was associated with the Virgin Mary and was seen as a more serene colour reserved for girls (in fact, the traditional colour for wedding dresses used to be ''blue'' before Queen Victoria popularized the white dress; all that remained of that is the line calling for "something blue" [[OldNewBorrowedAndBlue in the rhyme]]).

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As late as the 1950's, 1950s, pink was still considered a "boy colour". Pink was seen as a shade of red, which relates to manly concepts like blood and war. Blue was associated with the Virgin Mary and was seen as a more serene colour reserved for girls (in fact, the traditional colour for wedding dresses used to be ''blue'' before Queen Victoria popularized the white dress; all that remained of that is the line calling for "something blue" [[OldNewBorrowedAndBlue in the rhyme]]).
3rd Jun '16 10:01:33 PM PrincessGwenevere
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Early in WWI, the French Army uniform included bright pink trousers (Early WW1 French Army trousers were NEVER, ever, bright pink, but garance red. Check this out http://roadstothegreatwar-ww1.blogspot.fr/2016/03/pantalon-rouge-garance-modele-1887.html. Does it look like "bright pink" to you?) This was changed when the leaders realized it made them easy targets. In Japanese culture, pink is the traditional colour of pimps therefore, when an adult man is wearing that colour, it's often assumed that he has something to do with prostitution, or that he himself is a male prostitute.

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Early in WWI, the French Army uniform included bright pink trousers (Early WW1 French Army trousers were NEVER, ever, bright pink, but garance red. Check this out http://roadstothegreatwar-ww1.blogspot.fr/2016/03/pantalon-rouge-garance-modele-1887.html. Does it look like "bright pink" to you?) This was changed when the leaders realized it made them easy targets. In Japanese culture, pink is the traditional colour of pimps therefore, when an adult man is wearing that colour, it's often assumed that he has something to do with prostitution, or that he himself is a male prostitute.
31st May '16 2:03:39 PM ZonkedEmpress
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Early in WWI, the French Army uniform included bright pink trousers. This was changed when the leaders realized it made them easy targets. In Japanese culture, pink is the traditional colour of pimps therefore, when an adult man is wearing that colour, it's often assumed that he has something to do with prostitution, or that he himself is a male prostitute.

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Early in WWI, the French Army uniform included bright pink trousers. trousers (Early WW1 French Army trousers were NEVER, ever, bright pink, but garance red. Check this out http://roadstothegreatwar-ww1.blogspot.fr/2016/03/pantalon-rouge-garance-modele-1887.html. Does it look like "bright pink" to you?) This was changed when the leaders realized it made them easy targets. In Japanese culture, pink is the traditional colour of pimps therefore, when an adult man is wearing that colour, it's often assumed that he has something to do with prostitution, or that he himself is a male prostitute.
16th Apr '16 10:52:05 PM aye_amber
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* Surprisingly, this trope is OlderThanFeudalism, at least. As punishment for killing somebody, GeniusBruiser [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Hercules]] is forced into slavery to Queen Omphale for a year, who forces him to [[http://namakajiri.net/pics/HerculesOmphaleSpranger.jpg wear women's clothing]] and [[GoGoEnslavement help with the weaving]], while she wears his lion pelt and waves his club around. He doesn't complain too much, because, honestly, who's going to make fun of Hercules for wearing pink?

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* Surprisingly, this trope is OlderThanFeudalism, at least. As punishment for killing somebody, GeniusBruiser [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Hercules]] is forced into slavery to Queen Omphale for a year, who forces him to [[http://namakajiri.net/pics/HerculesOmphaleSpranger.[[http://i.imgur.com/300f68v.jpg wear women's clothing]] and [[GoGoEnslavement help with the weaving]], while she wears his lion pelt and waves his club around. He doesn't complain too much, because, honestly, who's going to make fun of Hercules for wearing pink?
8th Apr '16 8:06:21 PM Wyldchyld
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* WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'s Lie Ren is a [[TheStoic stoic]], badass [[SupernaturalMartialArts martial artist]] who goes to a school for professional demon hunters. His sigil is a pink lotus flower and a lock of his hair is also dyed pink.
** His combat partner, [[CloudcuckooLander Nora]], also counts. She's a gleeful, hyperactive GenkiGirl who is enthusiastic about everything...[[BloodKnight including beating demons to death with her combination gun-hammer]].
--> '''Nora:''' Let's break [[JerkJock his]] legs!
15th Mar '16 11:42:45 AM DarkPhoenix94
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** And Steve, as per canon, is an artist who enjoys sketching.
15th Mar '16 11:40:39 AM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Thor quite firmly insist that real men do cry and there is no shame in it.
** Loki, meanwhile, is perfectly comfortable [[GenderBender shifting into female form]] to exploit a loophole in the requirement for men and women to be paired off on official entry at an Asgardian function.
9th Dec '15 6:48:38 PM WillKeaton
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* In the ''WebAnimation/LadyLumpsVSBoyBumps'' video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx_GT00gEsY Metro City]], [[VideoGame/FinalFight Mike Haggar's]] clothes are burnt off in a car accident, so he makes a [[http://dhim.deviantart.com/art/Real-Men-Wear-Skirts-Of-Fire-195956882 skirt out of the fire]] like any real man would.

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* In the ''WebAnimation/LadyLumpsVSBoyBumps'' video [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx_GT00gEsY Metro City]], City,]] [[VideoGame/FinalFight Mike Haggar's]] clothes are burnt off in a car accident, so he makes a [[http://dhim.deviantart.com/art/Real-Men-Wear-Skirts-Of-Fire-195956882 skirt out of the fire]] like any real man would.
9th Dec '15 6:48:09 PM WillKeaton
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* Toyota Racing did a "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYXiwlDBCZc Sponsafy Your Car]]" contest that asked fans to go the Toyota Racing website and design their own paint scheme. In the commercial, a young girl named “Kimmy” designs a pink racecar for NASCAR star Kyle Busch. "Who doesn’t like kittens, bunnies and little baby seals?" [[{{Defictionalization}} Fiction has now become fact]]. He actually drove the pink car from the commercial in the 2010 NASCAR season.

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* Toyota Racing did a "[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYXiwlDBCZc Sponsafy "Sponsafy Your Car]]" Car"]] contest that asked fans to go the Toyota Racing website and design their own paint scheme. In the commercial, a young girl named “Kimmy” designs a pink racecar for NASCAR star Kyle Busch. "Who doesn’t like kittens, bunnies and little baby seals?" [[{{Defictionalization}} Fiction has now become fact]]. He actually drove the pink car from the commercial in the 2010 NASCAR season.
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