Is Pink’s Video For “F**king Perfect” Exploitative Of Cutters? Or Seriously Addressing Self-Harm?


Pink‘s music videos are nothing but provocative — and that’s why I love her. “F**king Perfect” is an angst-ballad about loving and respecting oneself, but the NSFW video, which appeared online yesterday, is all about a young women’s self-hatred. She snorts drugs, shoplifts, and in one gruesome scene, cuts the word “PERFECT” in her arm with a razor blade.

A friend DMed me this morning about Pink’s video, calling it “exploitation disguised as empowerment,” “highly uninformed,” and done for “shock value.” I agree that, standing alone, a woman cutting the word “PERFECT” into her arm with a razor blade is over-the-top and gratuitous. But in this particular video, with this particular song, it works. And I’m willing to forgive it being a little too gratuitous because I think she’s ultimately depicting a very real problem that young women experience. Keep reading »

Woman Nearly Dies Of A Hickey

We all know hickies are embarrassing to receive if you’re over the age of 14, but turns out they can also be dangerous. A 44-year-old New Zealand woman was rushed to the emergency room for a hickey gone awry. The trouble all started when her lover sucked her neck one night while they were sitting on the couch watching television. Only his technique was a little too aggressive. He hoovered her so vigorously that he created a blood clot near a major artery in her neck. The clot then broke off and moved into her heart causing a minor stroke. She only knew she was having a stroke when she started experiencing paralysis on her left side. With treatment, the clot disappeared and the woman’s movement was restored. Moral of the story: I will be wearing a “Do Not Disturb” sign around my neck during all future makeout sessions. For reals, hickies are totally unnecessary AND unsafe. If you are compelled to hoover another person’s body, please hoover with care. [Stuff] Keep reading »

Girl Talk: No More Looking For Love In Just Anyone

“These are the things I’m addicted to: bronzer, boys, and alcohol.”

That’s a quote from Snooki of “Jersey Shore” fame, but it could just as easily be something I said. Last night’s episode actually, gulp, struck a cord with me. In Snooki, I saw myself. A shorter, drunker, less well-read version of myself, but still. Snooki, like me, is searching for love and sometimes drinks to excess to mask the insecurities she has about not finding it. Keep reading »

Jason Priestley And Luke Perry, Together Again


Earlier this week, Jason Priestley and Luke Perry—aka Brandon Walsh and Dylan McKay of “Beverly Hills, 90210“—sat down with George Lopez. The two have teamed up for the first time in years for a Hallmark Movie Channel flick called “Goodnight for Justice,” in which Luke stars and Jason directs. But of course the two had to talk about life in America’s most famous zip code. “Back then, it wasn’t about poking people on Facebook,” said Jason. “You just had to poke them for real,” replies Luke. Keep reading »

What The Heck Does An L-Cup Bra Look Like?

Bra sizes are about to hit the second half of the alphabet: meet the L cup. Yes, the L cup! Lingerie company Bravissimo is now selling the first-ever L cup, apparently, after the the KK cup they introduced two years ago failed to meet their well-endowed customers’ needs. The L cup fits a 28-inch back size, comes in black, nude, white and petal pink and in my opinion, it’s very classy. It’s a shame that model Sheyla Hershey, who allegedly held the record for the world’s largest breasts with silicone 38KKKs until they had to be removed because they were killing her, wouldn’t fit into them anymore! If there are L cups walking amongst us, aren’t they in possession of the world’s biggest boobs now? I’m so confused. [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

The Evolution Of Men’s Underwear

For the first decade of my sexually active life, every guy I encountered wore boxer shorts. The pattern varied—sometimes stripes, sometimes plaid, sometimes something surprising like rubber duckies—as did the elasticity of the waistband. But I could be sure that when a guy’s pants came off, I would find boxers underneath.

But over the last few years, I’ve noticed an evolution in men’s underwear choices. Keep reading »

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