Why Are Female Celebs 'Fake' But Men Just Get to Be Cool Dudes?

According to internet prophecies (on this site and others), we're on the brink of a national Jennifer Lawrence backlash. She's too charming. She's trying too hard. She's annoying. She's so likeable that we're just fucking sick of liking her. She's problematic. She dressed up like a "fat witch" once, which was kind of… »12/16/13 1:00pm12/16/13 1:00pm

Brace Yourselves for the Jennifer Lawrence Backlash

You know that saying about how if you want something to happen, then put it out into the universe? I'm here to plead to the universe—or the pop culture blogosphere—to quit actively wondering when the Jennifer Lawrence backlash will start, because if you discuss the possibility out loud, you basically guarantee that… »12/05/13 11:30am12/05/13 11:30am

Jenny McCarthy Playboy Backlash Toes Line Between Assertions Of Ageism (Good) And MILF-Shaming (Bad)

So that Jenny McCarthy "39 and SHE'S STILL GOT IT!!!11" Playboy spread released this month has been getting a lot of play since the new issue hit the stands. On the cover, she wears fingerless black fishnet gloves and little else. To the lower left hand corner, incongruously, is the smaller story "A Night In Paris… »6/30/12 3:00pm6/30/12 3:00pm

After Scott Brown's Sexual Abuse Revelation, The Inevitable Victim Blaming

The 60 Minutes interview in which Senator Scott Brown revealed he was abused as a child aired in full tonight, and he's already experiencing a backlash. While many praised Brown for sharing his story, some are calling him a hypocrite for refusing to prosecute his attacker and supporting a politician accused of turning… »2/20/11 10:45pm2/20/11 10:45pm