Although one would think we'd hang up the whole Scary Sadshaw* thing by now (with the occasional exception of a bittersweet Julia Allison oeuvre here and there), this is clearly not the case. Since the show ended its run, there's been one article per year or so about the increased alcohol consumption of "upwardly mobile" professional women (like this one in 2009 or this one in 2010) and generally the not-so-discreet charm of the Cosmo-addled ladies on HBO's bourgeoise guilty pleasure of yore continues to take much of the blame. It's irritating. Here's another, courtesy of the Telegraph, in which the following phrases are used to distinguish the problem of "successful lady drinking" from successful man drinking:
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