I sought a theme (for a blog post), and sought for it in vain. Until, that is, I discovered People Magazine’s list of the 25 hottest celebs. One thing leaps off the page as something many of these people have in common: most of them are ladies.
Fully 17 out of the 25 are women–that’s almost 70 percent. Two divergent responses occurred to me:
1) It’s good that there is an area of society where women are comfortably in the lead. These women are wealthy and successful.
2) It’s troubling that women dominate the celeb arena, an arena that is driven by interest in sex, glitz, and scandal.
To be honest, it is not immediately clear what to make of this.
Some other interesting factors include the power of celebrity couples (tomkat are sitting at #1 and #2) and the whiteness of the faces. Perhaps there is something to be analyzed about the race of celebs in a future post.
Look for a follow up soon wherein I study the recent famegame 2008 wrapup with an eye towards race and gender.