There is a lot that is intuitive in this article. A mojority of females like this dreck. Females enjoy emotional interpersonal dramatics.
Ever notice that innercity women are often involed in emotional cat fights? The sheer banality of their lives drives them to either watch, or more likely, create this emotional drama.
I have also noticed that girls/women/teens seem to love following celebrities. I do not think males, by and large, really get into the celebrity nonsense.
I think we live in a wealthy society that has become bored and banal. They have not been told about God and immutable truths and thus are left with aimlessly trying to find meaning and trying to distract themselves from their own internal gnawings.
I know some men who really get into the reality TV stuff. Yep they’re extroverted know-it-all communication hogs who yammer away about everything that pops into their heads. Don’t know about the self esteem part of it though. Just saying. :-)