Quick hit: It’s not pink!

Google has a special header up for Mother’s Day. And, in an appalling break with the pinkification of anything to do with women, it’s NOT PINK!

Purple google

(Description: “Google” in greyish-purple font, “L” as a tall, slender daisy style flower with purple petals.)

I didn’t see last year’s Google effort for Mother’s Day, but the 2009 one was fairly revolting. In Stef’s memorable phrase, it looked as if a flamingo had thrown up all over it. How pleasant to see something different this year.


6 comments on “Quick hit: It’s not pink!

  1. Gae says:

    One of the reasons I have absolutely no intention of ever developing breast cancer (I know, not my decision!) is I cannot stand the soppy shade of pink they keep brandishing in our faces — I might not feel the same if they had chosen a good strong fuchsia pink!!

    So good for Google — I do like, and wear the greyish purple, and the darker purple — amazing how well they go with white hair.

    Who was it said “when I am old I will wear purple” ??

    Gae, in Callala Bay

  2. Rageaholic says:

    Alas, I see the Sunday Star Times has gone pink for Mother’s Day. Disappointing.

  3. Gae says:

    Thanks, Deb – but I think I’ll ditch the hat (have never worn a hat since I left High School), and swap the satin sandals for something more comfortable for 67 yo tootsies. Maybe Lambrusco, shared with Daughter Dear, instead of the brandy (which always makes me cough).

    Gae, in Callala Bay

  4. Gravey Dice says:

    The whole “pink = women” is crazy. I was really intrigued by the “outcry” over this: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/04/13/earlyshow/living/parenting/main20053508.shtml

  5. […] Speaking of colours – what colour do you think the Google sign was on Mother’s Day? […]

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