Maybe It's Time To Stop Hating On America's Scary SadshawsAnna Holmes3/31/08 12:30pmFiled to: the bushnell administrationAmerican Titocracycarrie bradshawjulia allisonSex And The CityCandace Bushnellemily gouldscary sadshaws220EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkWhen I began conceiving of Jezebel, one of the first "Don'ts" on my list concerned one Julia Allison, sex columnist, media figure and self-promoter extraordinaire. Not only was Julia amply covered by Jezebel's big brother site Gawker, to me, she represented everything that was wrong with young women in the 00's. Called "Scary Sadshaws" by former Gawker editor Emily Gould, these ladies worship at the altar of Manolo Blahnik, regard writer Candace Bushnell as some sort of saint, and, of course, take instruction from a certain HBO series that bore no similarity to how life is lived by the majority of single women. Scary Sadshaws are NYC's version of the stars of Girls Gone Wild, except that Patrick McMullan is their Joe Francis, and they substitute luxury goods for bare breasts. In my mind, they were not only ruining New York, but ruining what it means to be a serious young woman with ambition in the turn-of-the-century America. They were ruining everything for all of us.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.