Hypersexualization In the Media: Now With More Glistening Man Meat
By Alex Cranz
The hypersexualization of women is kind of a problem in popular media. Women be sitting around with their boobs and butts out making sexy faces and being devolved to what they can do to a dude’s penis.
It’s made more complicated by guys pointing out that things like Men’s Fitness exist.
There is a magazine full of gorgeous men with definition that comes from fasting with weekend breaks for tuna fish from a can. These guys work out six hours a day and abstain from pies and probably have a personal trainer that massages their pectorals while they do squats beside their infinity pools.
They’ve also all got the “v” which as any heterosexual woman knows is basically a muscle turned aphrodisiac.
But I am compelled to point out that this is a magazine geared towards men. These men are meant to represent a heroic ideal and to embody a power fantasy. That’s not the same thing as a cover girl enticing teenage boys to wank.
See how she’s all really into what the camera is selling? She’s not smiling pleased with her magnificent physique. This isn’t a proud display. It’s a come hither.
To better illustrate the difference between how men and women are sexualized in the media here’s a series of pictures.