Sarah Ditum, columnist and author of TOXIC: WOMEN, FAME AND THE NOUGHTIES, featured on BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour. On the show, she discusses why the noughties was a terrible time for female celebrities, with old misogyny and new technology combining to create a unique environment for famous women.

In her book, TOXIC, Ditum examines nine female celebrities (including Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and Kim Kardashian) and how they changed what it meant to be a celebrity, while simultaneously falling victim to the toxicity of it.