“Glee”‘s Naya Rivera is in hot water over some comments she made on “The View” this week, about how showering more than once a day is a “white people thing.” Rivera and the hosts were discussing a recent study that says it’s actually better for your skin if you shower only once or twice every three days. After “View” co-host Nicole Wallace shared that she actually showers three times a day, Rivera remarked, “I think that white people shower a lot more than ethnics.” Then she defended her position, saying, “My mom is half black, half Puerto Rican. She showers every day so I can say this. But I’m now married to a white man. And he showers a lot, like two, three times a day.” Rivera, on the other hand, says her showering routine is “right on the mark” with the study’s recommendation. Still, her position that showering excessively is a “white people thing” and that people of color generally shower less angered a whole lot of people on Twitter, which I can understand, as it’s usually not a great idea to make such generalizations about whole swaths of people, especially with a sensitive issue like hygiene. Besides, while I can’t speak for “ethnics,” I can refute Rivera’s belief that white people are obsessed with showering based on one thing and one thing alone.
I am a white person. And I do not shower everyday. Keep reading »
Step aside, Taylor Swift, because your “Blank Space” video just became old news now that Schick’s “Crib In My Pants” video has arrived.
To advertise the new Schick Hydro Groomer men’s razor, the brand teamed up with JWT New York to create a music video that takes us through one manscaper’s quest to make the “crib in his pants” more alluring to the ladies. Complete with testimonial interludes from girlfriends of the past and present, we can see the “renovations” taking place before our eyes, all to the soothing sounds of a beautiful ballad. Keep reading »
With Movember in full swing, it’s time to think of mustaches. Not beards, but mustaches that exist alone without the beard. You know, like the one Brad Pitt has been rocking as of late. It’s a difficult look to pull off for many, and since it is that Movember time of year again, it seemed like an ideal question for this week’s “What Women Really Think…”
I asked the ladies their feelings on mustaches. Are they creepy? Only OK in November, because it’s for a good cause? Perhaps, the sexiest thing a man can do to lure a woman into his clutches? Or something that only our favorite mustached-man Brad Pitt can pull off? Here’s what the ladies had to say. Read more on YourTango…
Yeah, I know that #notallmen are dum-dums about the way that female bodies and brains work, but I can produce evidence from the Internet and my inbox that enough are to merit some clarification. Seriously, some of the things humans with penises say about humans with vaginas are mystifying, especially when it appears that the Penis Humans don’t think that Vagina Humans are of the same species and therefore have an entirely different set of elements governing the way our bodies work.
I’m not saying this stuff to pick on guys. I’m just saying it to express my bafflement. If a vocal group of ladies were saying on a consistent basis, “Isn’t it so weird that guys have hair all over their bodies?” y’all would be pretty baffled by that sentiment too. Without further ado… Keep reading »
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It’s weird, how we gender inanimate objects, isn’t it? I always felt like masculinity got all the good stuff — ties and tie bars, motorcycle boots, cufflinks, cars, fountain pens, leather chairs, horses, weapons, tools, whiskey, loafers, barware. I mean sure, I enjoyed my dress-up costumes, makeup, kitchen tools, and art supplies, but it all just lacks a certain ruggedness.
I started to get really fed up with the whole concept of “this is for boys, that’s for girls,” though, when I got to thinking about my razor a few years ago. I’ve been conditioned to shave my legs and armpits every gall-derned day of my life. Most of the guys I know shave their faces once maybe every two or three days. And yet ladies do not exactly get the cream of the shaving-supply crop: We get frilly, oil-infused, pink, plastic razors with five poorly-made, cheap-quality blades that cost $3 per cartridge on average, and that’s pretty much the one and only option we’re presented. Razors are supposed to last for about 10 days, so we’re talking about Gillette wanting you to fork over $100 a year for the privilege of using their cheap plastic cartridges. Keep reading »