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Parents are being urged to boycott shops selling pink products and toys for girls by a new campaign group.

Pinkstinks is a campaign group set up to protest the "pinkification" of young girls.

The group believes that young girls are not given the same choices available to boys, and this will limit their development.

Abi, spokeswoman for Pinkstinks, told the BBC that a limited number of items are offered to young girls and usually it is just pink dresses, pink princessess and some kitchen items.

Even though pink is seen as a popular colour for young girls, a long time ago it was not the case, with one women's magazine describing it as a "strong, decisive colour for boys".

However with social trends and perceptions always changing, it became seen as a more feminine colour, more suited to girls than boys.

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stinks
ينتن
boycott
مقاطعة
campaign
حملة
limit
يحدد أو يقيد
social trends
توجهات اجتماعية
perceptions
تصورات
feminine
إنثوي

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I think the pink coulor is more suitable for girls rather than boys, but it's not resonable to make it only the color that the girl should wear, this will reduce choice ability of little girl in future and reduce the sense beauty tasting
Tarik Al-Gehani, Benghazi, Libya

I don't think the color matters much nowadays. We can find men clothes in different tones of pink and peach which was used only for women before.
i also think that the best way to change the social perciptions about what colors suites girls and which one suites boy, is by encourging fashion producers to use various tones of colours for both sexes.
This doesn't mean that they produce same models for both, because females and males should be proud of their sex and should show this difference.
Amira, Bahrain

In my openion,the color is not dedicated to a specific gender because i can see all different colours in men wear section as well as in the women section,so i think it is more about the design which made the thing acceptable for a specific gender.

But when we talk about young children where there are not alot of designs there colores plays a rule as from the first day the blue color goes for boys and pink color for girls , i thinks this is like using names.
Eman, Muscat, Oman

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