this ain't livin': The Pressure of Public Grief

The shifting sands celebrities navigate in their daily lives become even more treacherous with death, when the rapacious public waits eagerly to nip at the heels of people who may be struggling with the mundane details and the overwhelming emotional load. Women in particular will naturally be closely evaluated for any signs of being ‘emotionally disturbed,’ as presumably they are too fragile to handle the immensity and complexity of death; and if they do experience depression, mania, or other intense emotional responses to deaths, they will be trailed by paparazzi eager to catch their moments of shame and share them with the world.

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