How horrible yes... that's why all countries of the EU have a lower Gini index than the US. http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=Gini+index (click on more several times to see all countries) We prefer equality (or at least we try), to privilegies.
It could be.
But the hidden message here is that only women like nice colors because they aren't attracted to black and white, seen as more 'serious' colors. Basically women are uncapable of liking any serious color because they can't be serious. Oppose that to black seen as THE dominant 'color'.
And he specifically talked about women. He didn't say 'men don't like colors'. It's subtle I know.