Sure, we all love Gossip Girl » 8/01/08 9:45am 8/01/08 9:45am but most of us are (semi-)reasonable adults who can separate the show's risque antics from reality. But what about ? Carol Platt Liebau, author of , that the show "glamorizes and normalizes" a sexy lifestyle which can result in emotional and psychological distress in young girls. She…

My Scene Barbies, Mattel's skanky answer to the highly successful Bratz dolls, are being given away as part of McDonald's Happy Meals, and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood is not happy about it. "It's bad enough that McDonald's continues to use toys to sell kids on junk food," said CCFC's head honcho,… » 10/17/07 9:45am 10/17/07 9:45am

Reluctant Esquire Writer Admits That New "Sexiest Woman Alive" Is A…

"And I have to point out — despite my sensibility that wants not to offend women — that there is a lot of flesh. There are a lot of parts — tanned arms, even the tips of her fingers, when she jabs the air to make a point. I have to look. To set her up as a series of parts, and present her as a whole," laments writer… » 10/09/07 11:00am 10/09/07 11:00am

Feeling Sexually-Objectified? It Could Be Your Own Damn Fault

In The Guardian today, writer Decca Aitkenhead argues that these days, if women feel like victims of sexism, it might be because they've set themselves up for it. In the UK, there's this "lad mag" called Nuts. You know the kind: sexy girls, football, rude jokes, cartoons. The Nuts website features a section called … » 9/13/07 1:30pm 9/13/07 1:30pm