Amanda O'Shaughnessy

This is a brilliant article, Sarah! What's worse is typically when we see celebrities behave in this way, we seem to lean on exception, putting them on a pedestal or believing their world permits this behaviour as part of their "performance".

I've seen many comments along the lines of "Oh there they go again, these crazy famous people!..." and when I initially saw the news about this, my first instinct was the same. But very sharply followed by a raised eyebrow and disbelief. In no world is this okay and it's clearly going to impress on younger audiences that this is what love is, playing into the misinformed belief that love isn't real unless there's drama and suffering. So toxic.

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Beautiful article, Kaitlyn! I love how you've rightly explained it's about fairly attributing the problem. No finger pointing. Only acceptance that there's an issue as the first step to truly healing the pains that stem from it.

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This is really brave and reflective, Shannon. The whole history doesn't sit well for so many reasons. The fact that Chrissy made her reasons very public when she temporarily quit Twitter recently. This could have been an ideal time to reflect on her-not-so-polished past.

But also the comments themselves are incredibly troubling and disturbing. Wishing suicide or death on someone is an intense and awful thing to think, never mind actively write to someone. Granted, she's had 10 years to reflect, grow, evolve, and improve. But in the moment of being called out, turning it back onto herself feels narcissistic and not at all earnest. I'm not seeing growth in this at all.

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This is such an honest and thought-provoking piece, Laura! It's an uncomfortable aspect to confront, but you've hit the nail on the head. Women are victims of the constructs built, and we get caught up in - and become an active part of - the problem subconsciously.

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Love this article! It's a great point - the lines are blurred. I think I'd be lying when I say I exercise solely for my health and endorphins. There's always an aspect of vanity involved, it's sadly hardwired into us whether we like it or not.

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Amanda O'Shaughnessy

Amanda O'Shaughnessy

Communications Manager and Writer based in London. Tackling womanhood, empowerment and mental health with a background in beauty and wellness.