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On Instagram’s Plan To Ban The Game’s Peen-Print Pics And Why Thirst Doesn’t Look Good On Anyone

November 25th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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As with most things in life, people sure know how to run things into the ground.

I remember back in January when B.O.B. posted a picture of himself in his sweatpants, clearly forgoing underwear, showing off his penis to his Instagram followers, many who happen to be women. I’m not going to lie; I was impressed. And while he’s not the first to share a peen-print pic, his image, with the caption #eggplantfriday, set off a chain reaction that encouraged men, famous and broke ones alike, to share their junk on the social network. Soon after, some gentlemen took it to the next, next level, and started sharing images of their bare junk. And just like that, Instagram shut it all down.

The lesson? When you start doing too much, you ruin a good thing.

And that’s a lesson The Game probably needs to learn.

Sure, #eggplantfriday was banished into the nether regions of Instagram’s infamous hashtag pile, but Game wasn’t afraid to revive it. In fact, he’s never been shy about showing off his body and trying to entice his many female followers with his #FineN—aFriday posts. If you’ve seen those posts, then you already know that the hashtags he includes can be pretty explicit.

Anywho, he shared an image three weeks ago of himself in some tight blue boxers, which showed every inch and every detail of his business. The Internet went wild. The ladies had to fan themselves. And even the brand behind the boxers he wore saw a 500 percent increase in sales through the simple selfie.

And then The Game started feeling himself.

After that, his peen-print pics became a weekly thing, which he’s done three weeks straight, and now Instagram is fed up. I think I know why.

Remember those explicit hashtags I told you about? Well, that’s an understatement. They’re almost like soft-core porn with Game playing a phone sex operator. For each peen-print pic, there is a hashtag that says something like this, and I quote:


“#LickYourIndexAndMiddleFingers #Now TouchThatPearlTongueAndGoCounterClockwise”


Depending on what you like, such hashtags either turned you on or gave you a troll vibe. For me, I was turned off…and I couldn’t really figure out why. I mean, The Game is a very handsome man.

But Instagram was also turned off. According to TMZ, those behind the social network said they may shut down The Game’s account, just like they did Rihanna’s old one, if he keeps on posting his scandalous pictures with their sexually explicit captions. They don’t want another inappropriate movement of sorts to begin.

And instead of taking heed, The Game is actually irritated by such warnings. He posted this video and message on IG:

@tmz_tv calls me to give me the scoop……. Shit been up for a month, now y'all threatening niggas lol #KanyeShrug #YouAPhoneAppButYouStillLikeTheSausage 😂😂😂😂😂😂 #ProbablyLilWeeWeeNiggasReportingIt #YoDaddyJustWasntPackinSoGeneticallyYourLifeFuckedUp #MyDaddyWasADragonSlayerOutHereAndItGotPassedDownToMe #MyGrandaddyWasASeaMonsterKiller #ItRunsInTheFamily #TaylorMeatPackingCompany #MEATPRINTPAPI has spoken….. Now back to this Daddy thing I'm doing over here…. #HatersGoneHatePotatosGonePotate lmaoooo…. So if my account mysteriously disappear, IG hatin on a player & I'll be on snap chat for the duration: "blackb0yfly" & if they do delete it…. All my women fans, post it in the name of my Instagram memory #LongLiveTheDingALingKing #UnBothered

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And he also told TMZ that he feels like he’s a victim of a cruel double standard. I mean, he is the self-proclaimed “DingALingKing.” Why is it that Kim Kardashian can show off her bare bottom (as she did after revealing her Paper spread last November and so many other times before), and he can’t post a few meat-print pics?

And that’s where he really lost me.

Out of all the causes to champion, you fight for the right to bear penis on social media?

Considering the many things men get away with in comparison to women, whether it’s the freedom to be sexually explorative, or in Game’s case, the freedom to be able to give the world a peek at your reproductive organs without someone calling you a whore, he’s just being petty.

And as someone just as petty, just like that, it hit me why his photos slowly lost his appeal in my eyes, and why I can’t agree with his grievances over Instagram’s alleged issue with his peen pics. It all reeks of thirst.

He’s not trying to show off his penis for the sake of some art. He just wants to get on IG once a week and get a thrill enticing women he’ll never meet. He wants to be your eye candy. Your personal porn star. In Tina’s words, “your private dancer.” He wants you to play with yourself to his images, and he makes a committed weekly effort to provide you with that stimulation. Some might call it sexy. Others might call it dedication. I call it thirst.

And that’s the reality of it all. Social media has not only brought out the worst in a lot of people, but it has also brought out the thirst. And anyone can be thirsty. Rich men like Game and just-making-it dudes like the guy I played in the band with who stays in his briefs talking about he’s looking for “real love.” Women as wealthy as Kim Kardashian as well as popular Instagram models can be thirsty. And yes, even you. When you set up thirst traps for people you claim are thirsty, you too are dying of thirst–in the form of attention. It doesn’t look good on men or women, young or old.

I’m all for images of transformed bodies and hard work paying off, but silent videos of you giving the world a front-row seat into the curves of your breasts? Images of you holding on to your penis while staring longingly in the mirror? Vines of folks intently twerking in booty shorts with their leg up on the bathroom toilet? When that becomes what you look forward to during the week and what you fight to share, the thirst is real.

And that’s why The Game needs to leave all this alone. Fighting for the right to take selfies in your undergarments kind of makes your forget that he’s supposed to be a rapper. That he has an actual talent to share. That he actually just released an album, which he’s not promoting in those peen pics. But alas, as my good friend put it, this is what happens “When you give a lame dude attention.” They start doing way too much and ruin what was once a really good-looking thing.

Who’s Going To Pay For This? Billboard Sexualizes Baby North West In Disgusting Tweet

October 30th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Another day, another example in ways the mainstream media is hellbent on the sexualizing Black girls, hell even babies.

It wasn’t that long ago that we were discussing the completely distasteful and shockingly disgusting Blue Ivy “joke” written for the Amy Poehler-produced Hulu show “Difficult People.” Personally, I’m still not over it.

And now Billboard is jumping on that bandwagon.

Earlier this morning, the outlet tweeted this image of North West and her mother Kim Kardashian, with this caption.

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Source: Twitter

I’ve tried to think of ways in which this tweet could have been misconstrued. But it’s very clear that they were using sexual innuendo in an attempt to get people to click on a story about North West saying “I said no pictures.” Perhaps, when they issue an apology, which they have yet to do, Billboard will likely allege that they were trying to highlight the similarities of North and her mother in the ways in which she handled the paparazzi but everyone knows Kim Kardashian is not known for telling the paps she doesn’t want her picture taken, quite the opposite. They were referencing her sex tape with Ray J, something that shouldn’t be a topic of conversation when children are involved in the conversation. You would think logic and moral decency like this would be understood. But we can’t make those assumptions when it comes to the ways Black people, men, women and children, are treated in this country.

We’re not allowed our innocence and childhood. Our girls, our babies are sexualized long before puberty and demonized as they’re approaching it. We all remember what The Onion had to say about Quvenzhané Wallis, in an attempt at pathetic satire.

But it’s not just our childhood that is disregarded, it’s our general humanity.

It’s hard to argue that Ben Fields saw that sixteen-year-old girl as human when he placed her in a chokehold and flung her across the classroom.

It’s the reason why Black girls are punished more often and more severely than White girls in the public school system. Instead of being seen as a student coming to learn or a child prone to mistakes, we’re regarded as problems to be eradicated.

These instances go beyond what a few media outlets are tweeting haphazardly. These tweets speak to a very racist and problematic perception of Black people and women specifically. And it needs to be brought to the forefront.

Billboard did delete the tweet. But they replaced it with something that still didn’t work.

Ahhh sassy.

Another trope for Black women. Women who have the audacity to speak up for themselves or ask for what they want, are disregarded as “sassy” or having an attitude. Especially Black women. Nah. When North said “no pictures,” she was merely stating what she wanted. If cameras were following me every time I stepped out of the house, from the time I was born, I would request “no pictures” too. And instead of calling her “sassy,” we should be applauding her confidence and intelligence for articulating her wants.

White children, even if they are children of celebrities, are not treated like this in the public eye. When a man who was allegedly working as a paparazzi called Suri Cruise “a little brat,” the media was quick to defend her, arguing that children should be off limits.

I wonder if the mainstream media will come to North West’s defense. And by come to her defense, I mean someone needs to get fired.

Update: Billboard issued an apology.

It’s trash.

Amber Rose Expresses Her “Frustration” With Being Asked About Her Past, But We’re Not Sure Why

October 27th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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On Sunday’s Watch What Happens Live, Amber Rose was a guest on the show, there to promote her new book How To Be A Bad B—h. And while Rose was hoping to promote her literary efforts, we all know that Andy Cohen was about getting the tea. While chatting with Rose, he spent a majority of the time asking her about people in her past–specifically the Kardashians, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa and Tyga, who is bestie Blac Chyna’s ex (whom she rightfully put on blast earlier this year). But Rose wasn’t here for it. When asked about the Kardashians and Jenners during Cohen’s popular game of Plead the Fifth, Rose declined to speak about them. In fact, she refused all questions.  And when specifically asked about West, Rose said, “I’m NOT talking about Kanye or the Kardashians at all.”

And while Cohen was clearly rattled by her decision not to play along, no one was more perturbed by the evening’s escapades than Rose. She would later state on Jenny McCarthy’s SiriusXM radio program Dirty, Sexy, Funny with Jenny McCarthy, that the constant questions about the people in her past are beyond frustrating at this point in her life and her career. Check it:

“I was upset about the interview. It’s just like, literally from the second I walked in, it was Kardashian, Kanye, Kardashian. I’m just like, I wrote a book. I really wrote a f–king book. It took me a year for me to write this book! But like, Jesus f–king Christ! How’s my son doing? He’s well, thank you for asking! I love Andy, and I understand that he has a show. I get it. I’m not mad at him. But I would like people to understand my frustration.

I’m very frustrated with that. There are so many more things. I’m very bubbly; I’m a really cool girl, and I’m an open book. So if you ask me about things that are actually relevant in my life, I will definitely answer those questions. Don’t ask me about sh-t from six years ago.”

You know, I like Amber Rose. Because a majority of the time, she owns up to her sh-t, including her past, and she has no regrets. And while I can understand getting irritated by a constant barrage of questions about my ex and his new boo, Rose’s irritation is a little confusing.

And I say this because, for a certain someone promoting a book that, according to the synopsis, speaks of her past and her journey to being “a bad b—h,” it’s interesting that she’s over talking about it all now:

Amber Rose didn’t let her early years in the tough neighborhood of South Philly keep her from achieving her star-studded goals. From the sets of music videos, to high fashion runways and magazines, to life at home with her beautiful son, Amber doesn’t hesitate to command her personal stage with confidence, edge, attitude, and her own form of grace. For the first time, this renowned model, actress, socialite, pop culture maven, and self-proclaimed “bad bitch” is sharing her secrets on how to lead a powerful life in this edgy yet accessible guide to life, love, and success. With unparalleled candor, “Muva” pulls back the curtain on her rollercoaster of a journey from a young trailblazer to a worldwide phenomenon—and it’s this evolution that has influenced her intoxicating, authoritative outlook on life and love. Filled with expert advice and personal anecdotes, How to Be a Bad Bitch covers finances, career, love, beauty, and fashion while emphasizing confidence, positive self-acceptance, and authenticity.

She talks about certain aspects of her life, including the men in it, when it works for her. But when she’s asked about it by others, all of a sudden she’s frustrated. And yet, if she’s honest, we know that Rose would admit that she is where she is now because of that past. Because of those broken relationships. Because of those public squabbles.

She became the fashionista with the bold buzz cut that everyone had their eyes on after dating a fashion-obsessed Kanye West for two years.

She catapulted from being West’s ex (the one My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was about) to being Wiz Khalifa’s love. And around that time, most interviews she did were about how he was a better match for her than West, how Kim Kardashian was West’s mistress and hooking up with Reggie Bush to get back at Kimye. Not about what she had going on business wise.

And she decided to do her SlutWalk in LA after Khloe Kardashian (and friends) tried to put her years as a stripper on blast. And, of course, after West and her ex, Wiz Khalifa, attempted to slut shame her on the radio and social media on different occasions.

Honestly, she has many of her opportunities because of who she’s dated and loved, and the time she’s spent talking about those people and who they’re associated with. And many people in the mainstream started to pay serious attention to her after she singlehandedly treated the lives of the Kardashian and Jenner clan. So considering that she was just talking about all of these people in interviews earlier this year alone (and trashing West while drunk), it’s interesting that months later, Rose doesn’t want to answer any more questions about them and the feelings she publicly shared about each and every one of them.

What Rose may not get is that people only want to know about what you present to them. If you bicker with the Kardashians, messy folks like Andy Cohen are going to want you to get on camera and throw jabs at them again. If you talk about Kanye slut-shaming you and memories from your time together one minute, people are going to want to know your thoughts on him and his family the next minute. If you go back and forth, publicly, playing nice and then falling out with your estranged husband, people are going to want to talk about that too. And if you want people to take you seriously as an author, actress, and businesswoman, but you spend more time showing your twerking skills and talking about your relationships, you can’t get too upset when people don’t have a clear answer to “Who is Amber Rose?” and really don’t seem to care all that much.

Again, I like Amber Rose. I want her to win because beneath all the tiny bikinis, and occasional shenanigans is someone who seems to have a good heart and a bright spirit. But this, as in the line of questioning and the uncomfortable talk show appearances, is what comes with being famous for something that isn’t about talent. It’s just hard to get people to take you seriously. To change the script when it comes to what people ask her about, she has to be serious and show us more of her hustle and less of her relationship issues, her drama with other people, and her booty. Until then, it’s going to be more of the same.


How To Rock Our Favorite #NYFW Trend: Thigh-High Boots

September 17th, 2015 - By Angela Thomas
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New York Fashion Week has taken over the city and fashionistas on and off the runway have been making major style statements. One thing we noticed is that fall footwear is creeping in early this year. Summer isn’t officially over until next week, but already style stars like Ciara and Solange Knowles have been rocking thigh-high boots. So get ready to step up your shoe game with these four street style-inspired looks pulled straight from fashion week.

Kim Kardashian NYFW

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When Rihanna threw a party to kick off NYFW, Kim Kardashian showed up in a monochromatic outfit by one of her favorite labels, Givenchy. But the real kicker was her open-toe, over-the-knee boots. The slip-on boots are rumored to be designed by none other than her hubby, Kanye West, so it’s a sure bet that we’ll be seeing more of these in the near future. In the meantime, try this look on for size for much less.

Bodysuit, Seed Heritage – $49.95 / Skirt, Donna Mizani – $104 / Blazer, Casmari – $815 / Boots, Zigi Girl – $200

Is It Too Soon For The Spotlight For North West?

August 20th, 2015 - By Charing Ball
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According to the gossip blog Hollywood Life, we might be seeing more of North West on the new season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Aren’t you excited? Me neither.

But as the gossip site reports, the entire family, including North West, are currently filming season 11 in St. Barts, which is set to air this fall. In a follow-up report, the site said that Kanye insisted that North be well-compensated for her guest appearance.

As told by the

“Kanye has no qualms about North being exploited on the family’s E! reality show. He just wants her to be more than compensated for her time. “He wants North to be famous,” a source close to the rapper explains to EXCLUSIVELY. He absolutely wants her to have that life, and she will have it — if the price is right! He’s already informed Kim that if North’s going to be a regular on the show, then she needs to be paid more than all of Kim’s sisters and Kris [Jenner], 59! If not, it isn’t happening.”

If the reports are true, you have to give it to the West clan for orchestrating a great deal, which ensures that North doesn’t have to work a single day in her life (not that it was likely a concern beforehand). And while she is too young to understand, he is teaching her a valuable lesson about properly valuing oneself. Best believe the network will be making tons of money off of her exposure, so she might as well get paid too.

And of course, North is no stranger to the public gaze. Not only has she been pictured front row at various fashion shows, but once she even stopped to pose for the paparazzi. Either that or she was wondering why those strange people were flashing lights in her face. And she has been on KUWTK before. According to Us, the heir to the Kardashian throne made a rather brief cameo while filming Kanye’s “Only One” music video, which was featured on an episode back in May of this year.

Still, I do wonder if all that public attention is good for a child her age? I am not a parent (gotta put that disclaimer out there), but if I were, I probably would be scared to death of not only the scrutiny she might receive but of what others might say about my own parenting. It is bad enough celebrity kids already get picked apart for their hair and other choices they have no control over.

Heck, it takes adults a long time to get adjusted to the limelight. Just look at her dad. He spent the last two years experiencing some pretty hefty celebrity growing pains. He got through it (I think), but it probably helps that Kanye is an adult. That should mean that he can better process and reason with all that is happening to him, as opposed to 2-year-old North.

I am no psychologist (another disclaimer), but it can’t be good psychologically for a child to be exposed to that much…well, exposure while she is still in her developmental years. I mean, what if all this attention at a young age turns her into a raging attention-seeking narcissist as an adult? And what happens if, by some small miracle, the Kardashians are no longer socially relevant? What could the lack of exposure do to a young person who has grown accustomed to receiving it? And what if she doesn’t like the cameras at all? It wasn’t that long ago that she was front row at Fashion Week, screaming during her daddy’s fashion show as the cameras snapped. There is nothing more damaging to a child’s confidence than forcing them to endure something she or he doesn’t truly feel comfortable doing.

On To Bigger And Better Things: 10 Celebrity Women Who Upgraded Their Men After A Big Breakup

August 5th, 2015 - By Desiree Bowie
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A bad breakup can be rough, but it gives us the opportunity to find a new and better love. We all aspire to move on to bigger and better things once the dust settles and these stars were able to do just that. Check out 10 celeb women who upgraded to bigger and better after a big breakup.

We Might Be Getting A New Feature On Twitter Thanks To Kim Kardashian

July 25th, 2015 - By Ashley Monaé
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For all the side eyes and glacial stares that reality TV star-turned-celebrity Kim Kardashian garners, we’re actually high-fiving her for a change.

Friday (July 24) night, the social media-obsessed starlet took to Twitter to express a thought she had regarding an editing feature for misspelled words on the social networking site. Beyond all the socialite extremities and high maintenance mannerisms we see on TV, Kim has some issues she wants solved just like us, too. Honestly, nothing is worse than a misspelled word, especially on Twitter. We’ve all been there, scrambling to the tweet and re-post it before people begin sharing it with the masses. Clearly Kim has, too. In this case, she brought up an idea many of us have thought about before, but knew we didn’t have the power to make come to fruition:

For most of us, our idea would have been looked over, but Kim’s star status garnered an official response from Twitter’s co-founder, Jack Dorsey. While he didn’t promise a new feature, his speedy response sure sounds like they’ve put her request on their to-do list.

Well, looks like we’ll have Kim Kardashian to thank if Twitter decides to go through with this new editing feature.


All The Black Men Who Helped Build The Kardashian Empire

July 17th, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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black men who built kardashian empire featIn the words of Erykah Badu, “See, I been having this on my mind for a long time” and I was just waiting for the right time to lay all of this information down on y’all. This week, there’s been a lot of discussion about cultural appropriation. Specifically with the comment Amandla Stenberg made to Kylie Jenner on Instagram.

While Amandla never mentioned hair specifically, that’s what the discussion morphed into. Originally though, Stenberg’s comments were about appropriating Black culture and Black features.

You all aren’t blind, you can clearly see the ways in which the Kardashian sisters have transformed themselves to resemble Black women: Kylie’s lips, Kim’s butt, Khloe’s butt.

It’s not that these women are racist for wanting to look this way; but the fact that they are profiting immensely off a look many Black women are born with and have been ridiculed for, is frustrating, to say the absolute least. And while we might argue about whether or not the Kardashians should speak out about racial issues, (particularly when Kim has a Black daughter), I don’t think there’s anything wrong about them being made aware of the way their actions are perceived and affect others who belong to the community they are trying to emulate.

I don’t know if the Kardashian family sat down and had a meeting about all the ways in which they were going to attach themselves to Black people, particularly men, to come up. But that’s exactly what they’ve done. If you need some proof, here are a few examples.

As a disclaimer, I’m not bashing the Kardashians for dating and probably possibly even sleeping with most of the men on this list. What I am saying is that it is crystal clear that they used the backs of these Black men as rungs on the social ladder. 

The Gift of Life: Did You Get A “Push Present” After Having A Baby?

July 11th, 2015 - By Toya Sharee
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The first time I ever heard of a “push present” was when Tamar Braxton was shading hubby Vincent Herbert on “The Real” after he neglected to give her one after birthing baby Logan. He later made up for his oversight by gifting her with a huge diamond ring. Then there’s the rumored $770,000 tiger-striped diamond ring Kanye blew on wife, Kim after delivering North West in addition to sparing no expense on a birthing suite complete with leather sofas, mani/pedis and blow outs at Kim’s command in between breastfeeding and burping (which I am going to assume she did herself).

After I gave birth to my daughter last fall, I barely got an Edible Arrangement let alone a tiger diamond, but the idea of getting a “push present” after having a lavish baby shower and having the world wait on you hand and foot for nine months just screams excessive greed to me. It makes a sad statement on a culture I feel is no longer appreciating moments for that sentimental value and using them as mere opportunities to “turn up and get stuff”.

Don’t get me wrong, milestones in life such as weddings, births, graduations should be celebrated. The problem for me is when people think these times are an excuse to have their hand out, especially when a side-eye is given to any gift that someone didn’t have to invest a whole year’s salary into. People are expecting more and more for less and less energy and effort. Don’t get me wrong, I feel like any woman who can endure pregnancy and birth deserves all the respect and love in the world, but at the end of the day you aren’t doing anything your body wasn’t already designed to do. You didn’t colonize another planet for humans to live on or invent an alternative energy source, you gave birth and women have been doing it for millions of years without a “push present” to look forward to.

I won’t feed you some Hallmark BS about how a beautiful, healthy baby should be all the gift you need after giving birth. After having a c-section I was nursing a mean set of staples and hadn’t bathed for at least two days. Not only was I being harassed by a nurse about if I had passed gas yet, but also by an annoying photographer that wanted to take pics of me and my newborn while I sat in a satin bonnet looking anything but “glowing”. Trust me, a push present may have took my self-esteem up a few notches (but I didn’t actually have to “push” so I guess that’s why my present wasn’t in sight). So I totally understand how a woman wants to feel appreciated and rewarded for getting that mini human into the world safely after a labor that might make you feel like you’re going to meet your maker. But if what Tiffany locket you’re going to get to makes or breaks your priorities as a new mom, I’m going to need you to get it together. And it’s one thing if you’re child’s father is Vincent Herbert who is worth a reported $10 million, but if you are parading a flashy push present and wondering how you are going to afford formula: Get your priorities straight, ASAP. This also applies if you’re hype about a getting a Birkin diaper bag from a guy who also impregnated his side chick at the same time.

The Today Show recently asked viewers how they felt about push presents with 45% saying they weren’t fans, 28% responding that they were great and the remaining 27% who were clueless about the whole process like me thinking, “Does you partner pop up with a Tiffany bracelet before or after cutting the cord?”.

Look, I’m not hard to please. After 8 months of motherhood , I’ll take a good six hours of sleep and a bottle of Yellowtail Big Bold Red as push presents. But in all honesty I must say there are sweet simple moments in motherhood that money just can’t buy. And if your partner wants to get you a little something for harboring another human being over your bladder for almost a whole year, that’s awesome. But it matters not if that same person is pulling a no show during every 3 AM feeding. At the same time if he blanks on the push present, but spends the next year covered in spit up and swaddling mid REM, you’ve probably got a winner even if you don’t have a new piece of jewelry to show for it.

Most importantly, giving birth should your first and most important lesson in motherhood: It’s no longer only about you. If you’re more concerned about flossing your gifts for the ‘Gram and getting a pat on the back, you might need to nip that narcissism in the bud before baby takes his first steps.

How do you feel about “push presents”? Here’s how other women felt about the business of getting gifts for giving life:

“I have no idea what that is. I’ve never heard of it. But in regards to presents, I think that American culture is constantly inventing new reason to receive presents and it’s shallow and unnecessary.”

“I never heard about ‘push presents’ until a friend asked was my child’s father getting me one when I was pregnant earlier this year. I knew he wasn’t, so she ended up getting him one to give it to me. Apparently, I definitely deserved one.”

“It’s cute.  Like a ‘thank you for sacrificing your abs to bring my baby into the world.'”

“People hype about a ‘push gift’ and got a trifling behind baby’s dad.  Explain how that makes sense?”

“I thought gifts were just for the baby. Damn, the mom gets a gift too?  Does dad get anything? I mean he showed up at least once for this whole process.”


Toya Sharee is a community health educator and parenting education coordinator who has a  passion for helping  young women build their self-esteem and make well-informed choices about their sexual health.  She also advocates for women’s reproductive rights and blogs about  everything from beauty to love and relationships. Follow her on Twitter @TheTrueTSharee or visit her blog, Bullets and Blessings.

Celebrity Street Style Summer: 15 Looks We’re Loving Right Now!

June 26th, 2015 - By Rich
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Make it haute this year with these inspirational (and mega easy) celebrity street style summer looks! Stack up on bold accessories, distressed jeans and a few pieces of white.

All images courtesy of WENN

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