Denise Richards has publicly admitted that she prefers casual encounters and “friends with benefits” to dating since her divorce. Her revelation is nothing shocking but the comments on Starpulse (mostly made by women) are vicious and judgemental. It’s amazing how archaic notions of propriety and femininity still dominate the public domain. In fact just last week, I was defending my favourite Golden Girl, to my mother when she pulled out the W word. Would people be so harsh to judge Russell Brand? If women enjoy themselves, are ethical and aware of the risks, we should not judge them more harshly than men. Denise Richards is no one’s effigy but her own. GRRR.