And, didn't a radio station have a promotional, a couple years ago, encouraging people to drink as much water as they could to win an X Box, I believe it was? A single mom, tried to win it for her son, and died for her efforts. Not sure if the boy was blamed.
Americans stopped growing up, starting with my generation, the Flower Children/Boomers. Children who look like adults are E-V-I-L!*
While Narcissism seeks to kill the G-d of our forebearers, Hysterical Feminism seeks to kill the cultural traditions of millenia. Both are goals that rival Genesis, and yet both are succeeding. From clinical experience I have learned, never underestimate the power and determination of pathology. Remember Faust.
As with most personality disorders, the diagnostic hallmarks of the histrionic are the evolved childish protections against the knock, knock (or Tick, Tock) of anxiety and maturation. They are the protection against the universal impulse for union and procreation. The monster under the bed has been displaced by anything which smacks of the "masculine". The anxiety of becoming a responsible parent has been displaced by the eraser of abortion - the power to kill responsibility. The need for security has been replaced with the demand for government entitlement (another person's money) without having to struggle with human reciprocity. I am woman, just hear me roar!