Given this is a blog devoted to sportswomen who hunt and fish, it’s time we talk camo… pink camo. The debate around pink camo is real. I go back and forth about what pink camo really means to me and how it reflects on our community.
Like many of you, I’m a girl who likes manis and pedis and even occasionally chooses to wear hot pink. But in general, pink camo really turns me off. Why? To me pink camo says the industry doesn’t take women seriously who choose to get outdoors. Pink camo is simply not practical. The whole point of camo is to blend in so that you remain hidden from your target, right?! How are you supposed to have a successful hunt when you’re alerting the pray wearing pink?
On the flip side, pink camo is distinctly worn by girls and women so should we instead be wearing pink camo with pride? Although our numbers and visibility is growing, women hunters and anglers are still a minority. Could donning pink camo encourage more female hunters and anglers to give our beloved sports a try?
I still don’t own a single item of pink camo myself but wonder how you feel. What do you think about pink camo? Do you have some? Do you wear it? Is there a happy balance with pink just as a small accent color on hunting and fishing gear? I’d love to hear your thoughts and hope you join the conversation by writing in the comments – your opinions are valid.
** (8/12/15 addition) Women’s Outdoor News has now joined the pink camo debate, check out why Under Armour needs to get rid of the pink here.