LOL, actually I never liked pink.... not that I can remember... I did have pink curtains in my room, but mum made those... and I had a reversible bedspread which was pink one side blue the other, and I used it the blue side up.
I remember when I finally got a say in decorating my room, I had a purple with white spots bedspread and curtains, and purple with white hearts wallpaper (which was the only purple wallpaper the place had)
.... my bed was a white metal with brass knobs.. My sister ... she had pink ballerina curtains and bedspread and pink floral wallpaper... and a pink bed...
-- but then I was more of what you'd call a tomboy I guess.
It is interesting though, how it's almost expected that pink=girls, blue=boys... which is further reinforced by the fact that generally when you have a baby if it's a girl you'll get everything given to you in pink, and blue if its a boy... rarely people will give yellow to be "neutral". I dressed MiniObsi mostly in purple or "neutral" colours as an infant - and because she wasn't wearing pink with a bow headband on, I constantly got "ohh, he's
cute" comments... and if I'd correct them I often got told that I should dress her in pink, and put bows in her hair so people would know. *sigh*
It's the same as playing with dolls or trucks... there is no reason why a boy couldn't play with dolls or a girl play with trucks, but we've placed gender on toys as well as colours, and always give a girl a doll and a boy a truck... and think there is something "gay" about a boy wanting to play barbies...
In my Sociology class we watched some really interesting videos, where they did things like take a group of women and a group of babies... they dressed the babies in pink and let the women play with them - they were all gentle, soft spoken, used the dolls and "girly" things to play with them... they took the babies away and dressed them in blue, and all the women switched to being louder, bouncing them on their knees and more "rough" play, and giving them "boy" things to play with.
It seems so ingrained in society to have these preconceived ideas about how to treat each gender, what colours you ascribe to them and what sorts of activities they should do... that we do without even being aware were doing it. Which is quite sad.