Pink: ‘Reformed Slut,’ Says She Is ‘Reclaiming’ The Word

Pink is a “reformed slut,” she says, but the singer is trying to de-fang the hideously sexist word.

It’s not clear what Pink’s “reformed slut” statement is trying to say exactly, but it appears her intent is to highlight how the word “slut” is unfairly applied.

The singer is back with an album called The Truth About Love, and she refers to herself using the sexist term for a woman who is perceived as sexually transgressive — but then goes on to say that she thinks there is a sexual double standard when it comes to men versus women:

“I’m a reformed slut … It’s my very unsophisticated way of taking the power back. I’ve always had an issue with [the notion 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.’ ”

Okay, Pink, we’re with you so far — and indeed, the idea that women are diminished in value by sex while men are made more desired is an ugly and toxic one, and we need all the help we can get.

Not sure “reformed slut” is the best way to put it, though, as it makes it sound as if she was once sexually liberated and saw the light and changed.

Pink goes on to say that marriage is hard work, and discusses the differences in dating and a longer, more serious commitment:

“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.”

But if you think Pink’s “reformed slut” comment means the singer is losing her edge, think again — she adds:

“[Baby daughter] Willow said, ‘F***in’ hi,’ the other day. I’m like, ‘F**k!’ We’re gonna get a [swear] jar. Have to!”

What do you think of Pink’s “reformed slut” comment?