HOME / Doublex : What women really think about news, politics, and culture. Pink Is for Battleships A history of a decidedly unladylike color. By Jude Stewart|Posted Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at 7:14 AM Tweet Click here to read a slide-show essay about the unlikely uses of pink. Become a fan of DoubleX on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Tweet MYSLATE Save this story. Follow all Doublex articles. Follow the Double X section. Follow stories by Jude Stewart. MySlate is a new tool that lets you track your favorite parts of Slate. You can follow authors and sections, track comment threads you're interested in, and more. SLATE'S MOST VIRAL Oxford Town, Red Hook, and Every Other Place Bob Dylan’s Ever Sung About, Mapped This Is a Blog Post. It Is Not a “Blog.” New Study Tries, Fails to Show Marijuana Use Is Linked to Crime Jude Stewart writes about design and culture for Slate, The Believer, Fast Company and Print among others. Her first book about color is forthcoming. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest. Click here to load comments.