Why is Hollywood allergic to female protagonists? It's not a conspiracy -- men and women alike tend to prefer films with male heroes getting the girl. Even Disney's most progressive princesses still wind up with huge eyes, tiny hands and every other indicator they can dream up to make the girl look vulnerable. Cracked editors Jack O'Brien, Jason Pargin and Kristi Harrison look into how pop culture's subtle sexism leads to people calling Sandra Fluke a whore for testifying to congress.
Ever wondered why Hillary Clinton and Elena Kagan take as much crap for 'not being pretty' as they do for their politics? Throw on your headphones and click play above, go here to subscribe on iTunes or download it here.
It's pretty safe to say that after years of Sherlock Holmes adaptations and countless CBS crime procedurals, most people with a pretty steady diet of TV and movies think they're pretty good armchair psychologists.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
Believe it or not, Matthew McConaughey's thesis (from behind a bookshelf inside a black hole) that love is the most powerful force in the universe isn't the most scientifically accurate thing Hollywood has offered us lately.