Pop sensation Ke$ha has a jewelry line out with designer Charles Albert. This wouldn’t be news, except that a selection of the pieces feature penises prominently. The golden, stylized dicks are part of a series called “Grow A Pear,” based on Ke$ha’s song of the same name, which is far more problematic, in my opinion, than a girl wearing cocks in her ears.
“Grow A Pear” is the story of a girl who falls in love with a boy and then dumps him because he wants to talk instead of having sex and is vocal about his emotions. “I signed up for a man, but you are just a bitch,” Ke$ha sings. “You should know that I love you a lot but I just can’t date a dude with a vag. When we fell in love, you made my heart drop, then you had me thinking ’bout you nonstop but you cry ’bout this and whine about that — when you grow a pair, you can call me back.”
It gets worse from there.
As if we don’t have enough media prescribing gender behaviors.
Seeing the general lack of “pears” in society, Ke$ha is now selling dicks to everyone for $12 to $24 a pop. These and other pieces are made of “AlchemÃƒÂa (AKA ‘Zero Karat Gold’)” which the site defines as a blend of base metals that looks like 18-karat gold (i.e., looks like the alloy is 75 percent gold).
How do we reconcile this? You have a woman draping herself in penises and repeatedly suggesting that having a vagina is something lesser, while at the same time prescribing how anyone with a penis ought to behave and punishing those who don’t.
I’m not sure. And according to the Daily Mail the penis line has since sold out.