Every Time Some Professional-Woman-Drinking Trend Piece Says Or Implies "Sex And The City Culture," Take A Drink

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… »5/19/12 3:30pm5/19/12 3:30pm

36 Straight Hours Of Sex (And The City): The First Two Seasons

It's around 9pm on Tuesday night. I'm midway though the second season of Sex and the City right now. I mean, right now right now, like, as I type this, Big just held up a piece of veal and asked Carrie, "Is this a piece of veal or is this a piece of veal" and then she invited him to have dinner with all her friends… »5/21/08 2:40pm5/21/08 2:40pm

Toby Young: Sex and the City Depicts An "Essentially Pre-Feminist Society"

One of the things that stuck in my craw about the Sarah Jessica Parker profile in New York Mag was when SJP claimed that Carrie didn't care about Big's money. "I really don't think that money was a criteria," Parker told writer Emily Nussbaum. "It never would have occurred to her to take money from a man." British… »5/12/08 3:30pm5/12/08 3:30pm

What Do Bradshaw, Plath, And De Beauvoir Have In Common? An Addiction To Egotistical Men

There's an article in today's Guardian asking Can a feminist really love Sex and the City? The short answer: yes. A woman's pop cultural affections often have very little to do with her belief system. But the other question implicit in this article would be "Is Carrie Bradshaw a proper feminist icon?" That question is… »4/16/08 3:20pm4/16/08 3:20pm

Maybe It's Time To Stop Hating On America's Scary Sadshaws

When 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.… »3/31/08 12:30pm3/31/08 12:30pm