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4Pink Uses The Word Slut “As A Way Of Taking The Power Back”

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Pink is still around, making music, and is on the cover of Glamour‘s June issue. And honestly, I’m surprised. I didn’t think she would still be here. Not hating, just surprised.

I think she thinks she’s outrageous — Glamour certainly thinks so, or is at least trying to sell this angle, as they refer to her as a “badass” — but I don’t really see anything outrageous in posing with your hands in your mouth and defending the use of the word “slut.” A lot of women aren’t comfortable with the word and are trying to get rid of it. Pink is going to use it forever. From Glamour.com:

Glamour … you’ve got lots of sex songs on this last album. There’s “Slut Like You” and “Walk of Shame.”
Pink: Oh, yeah. I’m a reformed slut.

Glamour: Slut is a big word in the Pink glossary.
Pink: It’s my very unsophisticated way of taking the power back. I’ve always had an issue with [the idea that]: “OK, we’ve both decided to do this. Why am I a slut and you’re the player? You didn’t get anything from me that I didn’t get from you.”

I see her point and I don’t care. I don’t care about the issue. Does that make me a bad feminist?

She goes on to talk about her wild times in the ’90s saying, “Joey Fatone was in love with me.” Now she’s back with Carey Hart and she talks a little bit about that in the interview, in her outrageous way.

Glamour: After all the breakups and separations, is it hard to accept that things are good with Carey?
Pink: Accept that it’s good? Are things ever good? I don’t believe that exists. Long-term relationships are an everyday choice. It’s harder to be in a marriage than it is to bounce from one relationship to the next. We’re good because we communicate and we’ve grown up together, not because we don’t fight.

Glamour: What’s the last thing you fought about?
Pink: [She yells to the next room.] Carey! What was the last thing we fought about? Oh, I know! You not getting me flowers and being a douchebag. That was it.

Jesus. Chill out, Pink. Be a f-cking adult, especially during a major interview. Are we supposed to be impressed by your “badass” behavior? Why are you still being mean to your husband? Girl. Come on. Rise above.

Here are the photos from the magazine spread. I do like the Faster, Pussy Cat! Kill! Kill! homage.

April 30, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Filed Under: Carey Hart, Pink

4 Responses to “Pink Uses The Word Slut “As A Way Of Taking The Power Back””

  1. Harriet Meadow says:

    “Are things ever good?” Either she’s just trying to be provocative, or she needs to re-evaluate her marriage. Just saying.

    • Chuck says:

      Maybe she hasn’t figured out that being an obnoxious wiseass with her husband didn’t help the first time around when they split up.

  2. Steph says:

    Oh lighten up. She was joking.

  3. pikki nikki polka pants says:

    Her girl power shtick just annoys me.

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