Gia Allemand and the Objectification of Dead Women


If you’re the sort who follows celebrity news, you might know that Gia Allemand died yesterday. She killed herself. Allemand wasn’t a major celebrity by any stretch of the imagination, but she was an up-and-comer — she attained some measure of fame via ABC reality series The Bachelor, and had recently been cast as Ava Gardner in a biopic about Gianni Russo. And, most importantly, she was a person. You’d know none of this from the reports of her death, however, which have focused entirely on how pretty she was.

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