Did you know today is National Pink Day? Yeah, me neither, but I love an excuse to celebrate something and pink is definitely worth some fanfare.
Some history for you: Pink wasn't always a color mostly associated with girls. Smithsonian Magazine points out that blue and pink didn't become gendered until the early 1900s. Back then, the colors' meanings as we know them were actually reversed! "[P]ink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl," read a 1918 article from Earnshaw's Infants' Department. More proof that gender is just a construct and we should express ourselves however we want!
Now that we've learned a little something, let's look in the pop culture rearview mirror and honor some of the best uses of pink in music, movies and television over the years:
When I think pink, my mind immediately goes to Gwen Stefani's hair circa 2000. She was promoting No Doubt's Return of Saturn and getting back at her then-ex Gavin Rossdale by looking fine as hell (and started a trend in the process!). Manic Panic owes her a lot of money.