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Tag Archive: objectification

Aug 22 2013

Hugh Jackman for Men vs Hugh Jackman for Women

Hugh Jackman on the cover of Muscle and Fitness, scowling, bare-chested, with Wolverine claws and ridiculously ripped musculature

The Mary Sue points out this probably entirely unintentional juxtaposition of Hugh Jackman magazine covers, illustrating beautifully the fact that idealized comic book males are actually male power fantasies, not designed to be beefcake for women the same way that the comic book ladies are cheesecake for men.

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Jun 13 2013

Objectification vs idealization in video games

Escapist’s Jimquisition explains the difference. I love that he caps it off with an exhortation to thank God for him. If I didn’t like the guy, I’d be tempted to say something like “you’ve just handed us undeniable proof of a lack of gods.” And don’t forget that any suggestion that we have strong female …

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Aug 18 2012

Mock The Movie: 2-Headed Shark Attack Transcript

This might be the first movie we’ve done that passes the Bechdel test. Yes, despite its obvious cheesecake premise, the presence of so many women in bikinis whose dialogs are organized to maximize the boobs-on-screen actually has a positive effect on that famous cinematic test where a film passes if two women have a dialog …

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Aug 02 2012

What if every Olympic sport was photographed like beach volleyball?

Nate Jones of Metro.us noticed a trend while browsing Getty Images for beach volleyball photos. That trend was largely centred on women’s asses. With the heads cropped out of every photo, it’s no wonder people consider women’s beach volleyball at the Olympics to be nothing short of objectification. There’s nothing wrong with playing beach volleyball, …

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Jan 06 2012

Frat email trains frosh on how to treat women

Edit: yes, this is from March. It is still relevant though, and it was news to me. I just read the purest example of unbelievable fuckwittery that enablers of rape culture — the substrate of society that deals with everything to do with sex as a commodity and with women as objects and obstacles to …

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