Pigments don’t have genders, and yet colors like pink and violet are often associated with women and femininity. Because of this, young boys (and sometimes grown men) look at other boys/men wearing pink and see it as an invitation for mockery. They think that wearing pink is an inherently feminine act and that femininity is something worthy of ridicule. Well, this teacher certainly doesn’t feel that way.
When a boy in his class chose to wear a “tough guys wear pink” t-shirt (a slogan often associated with breast cancer awareness), others began to pick on him. As a sign of solidarity, his teacher wore a pink shirt every day for a week. What a hero!