'Girl Code' Aha! Moment: Crying Solves Everything

Whether it’s why you should love your boobs or why you should not cut your own bangs, MTV’s “Girl Code” delivers fresh insight about all-too-familiar topics, and is sure to sometimes have its female viewers fervently nodding their heads while mouthing to the television screen, “Yessss, exactllllly!!!” Oprah calls that kind of catharsis an “aha! moment,” which sounds like a positive thing, so we’re highlighting a different part of the show each week that made us feel like maybe, just maybe, we’re not the loner freaks we originally assumed. Take a look at the latest below.


Explaining how to use this tactic comes dangerously close to breaking "Girl Code," but we feel it's time to pull the curtain back on fake tears, and announce to any and all men who may be reading that the rumors are true: We ladies can, and will, use waterworks to get our way, whether it's shifting a fight to our advantage or escaping a speeding ticket. Sorry...but we're not sorry. It's a ruse that's worked for centuries, and let's be real: The jig ain't up.

In this clip from the latest episode of "Girl Code," our fabulous talking heads expose the way chicks use tears to their advantage, and why a few magical salty drops can stop any confrontation dead in its tracks. "It pretty much is the number one tactic to get out of a fight," April admits on behalf of women everywhere, while Jordan confirms from the male perspective what we knew all along: that crying in front of men makes them cower in fear.

"If you're in public and your girl's crying? You look like a f**king animal!" Jordan says. "You think someone is gonna call the police." That said, try not to go overboard with the strategy. Ever the voice of reason, Tanisha cautions that we should use our ability to blubber on command sparingly, because it is an industrial-strength tool that can be hard to control. With great power comes great responsibility, ladies.