To be perfectly honest, I don’t watch “Supernatural.” But a dear friend shared this post (http://www.sheilaomalley.com/?p=72302) with me recently after I shared Chris Pratt’s recent discussion (during Guardians of the Galaxy 2 press junket) about male objectification with her (https://www.bustle.com/p/chris-pratt-makes-important-point-about-how-objectification-can-be-different-for-men-52705).
Objectification, of any type, is a complicated issue.
From the “Supernatural” post, linked above, this comment struck me the most:
“It is worth remembering that the true ‘Freaks’ of our race are not in sideshows or fetish porn but are stars in Hollywood. Beauty like that [male or female] brings an intense reaction from an audience: We yearn towards it, we resent it, we lust after it, we have all of these complicated feelings about it.”
We endure this now, even on BBS:
And before that endured this:
And before that endured this (seriously, my internal organs hurt looking at her waist):
I’m not interested in a debate about “hey, we showed you ours for years, so now you show us yours” – that frankly smacks of pre-school shenanigans behind the swing set. That’s not fruitful.
Seriously, is objectification, of any type, acceptable?