Motherhood — it’s not for everyone. Yet we live in a society that pushes it as the one path of femininity and womanhood above all. For women who choose not to head down that road, they’re usually subjected to all sorts of invasive questioning, unsolicited advice, and are generally made to feel as if they’re making a mistake by not having children. To be clear, I’m not talking about women who want to have children but haven’t found themselves in a space to do so, but rather the women who — for their own personal, valid reasons — have chosen not to procreate and raise kids. Women like actress Cameron Diaz.
Diaz has spoken previously in the past about not wanting to have children, but in a recent interview with Esquire, she laid it all out there in a way I really respect: Keep reading »
Jimmy Fallon and Cameron Diaz teamed up to photobomb pictures of unassuming Top of The Rock tourists, and they were kind of totally awesome to watch. Why can’t these two show up to interrupt when I’m on vacation? [Laughing Squid]
“Everybody has been cheated on, everyone will be cheated on. I can’t fix that, I don’t know how, I don’t have any judgment on anybody, I don’t know how to fix the problem. We are human beings,we are complicated -– you cannot go through life without tallying up a few scars, you cannot go through life unscathed, it’s just what it is. It’s all meant to happen, take your lessons, figure it out, move on.”
Cameron Diaz shares her dismal views about long-term monogamy in OK! Magazine UK. While I do agree that you can’t go through your love life unscathed and that cheating or being cheated on is a common experience, I don’t think it’s necessary to expect that your monogamous partner WILL cheat on you. There are many other alternatives to cheating in committed relationships — breaking up, opening up the relationship, or discussing your urges with your partner without acting on them. Fidelity and what it means to you as a couple is something worth discussing if you’re in it for the long haul. More helpful than preparing yourself to be cheated on, is preparing a contingency plan for how to deal if one partner finds themselves having feelings for someone outside the relationship. [Huffington Post]
“For me, the vagina is such an integral part of the body…We think the vagina is on the outside. I say grab a mirror and play along. Get in there…You’re supposed to treat it like the beautiful flower that is, the delicate flower that it is. And you’re supposed to nurture it in all the ways that it needs nurturing…[You should be] watering it. Fertilizing it. It needs nourishment. It’s hungry.”
Cameron Diaz shares more tips from The Body Book on “Chelsea Lately.” At least she’s not going on about her love of pubes anymore. But the “delicate flower” metaphor is a little twee for me. Vaginas need showers and sex, not water and fertilizer. It’s nice that she’s written a handy guide to understanding the female body, but I’m wondering who’s reading this and having, like, major revelations about her vagina? [ONTD]
When Cameron Diaz came out against laser hair removal and waxing pubic hair, I thought she was drawing attention to her new book, The Body Book, and pube talk would disappear in a 24-hour news cycle. She called a lady’s bush “a pretty draping that makes it a little mysterious to the one who might be courting your sexiness” and warned laser fans that “all fads change, people.” It seemed like brain junk food — celebrity + sexy body part = pageviews! Instead, she seems to have incited a domino effect.
We’re only three weeks into January and here is most of the press coverage pubic hair has gotten this year. UK’s Guardian declared 2014 “the year of the bush.” Then an American Apparel store mannequin had pubic hair peeking out of her undies. YourTango wrote that pubes are “making a comeback.” The Wire declared “The Pubic Hair Renaissance Is Here.” Dame Magazine quipped “more and more women are letting their gardens grow.” Gaby Hoffmann’s character sprouted an enormous bush on the most recent episode of “Girls.” And now the fashion blog Styleite has an interview with a gynecologist about “the health benefits of bush.”
The tone of most of this coverage is a new twist in the fad of public hair styling: women who keep their pubes intact, or are “pro-bush.” What’s next, being “pro-eyelashes”? “Pro-elbows”? Keep reading »