Holly Shortall: The lasting effect of media misogyny

We have come a long way from the blatant misogyny that hounded female celebrities in the noughties, but it hasn’t gone away

5th December, 2021
Holly Shortall: The lasting effect of media misogyny
Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton on a night out together in 2006: these were three very famous girls in their 20s whose every move was being watched – and judged – by the world

It’s been an exciting few weeks for pop culture. We’ve had a trailer for Sex and the City’s next chapter, new Little Mix, Taylor Swift and Beyoncé music, Paris Hilton’s wedding, reports that Lindsay Lohan is acting again, and, most importantly, Britney Spears being freed of her conservatorship.

Social media was particularly taken with Britney, 39, Lindsay, 35, and Paris, 40. Many people shared the paparazzi...

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