Peter Carterabout 1 year ago
Excellent post, Adele, and it's lovely to see a thoughtful engagement with gender politics that doesn't fall into the old gender wars mindset. Sex can be good and sex can be bad, and women are sexualised more than men (though I think that's changing) and in different ways. You quite often see male models posing these days, though rarely in the sort of submissive, pseudo-rape posed that are evidenced here. Indeed, I think that the stigma attached to male submissiveness, and the sexual judgements made about men if they conform to a 'submissive' behaviour style probably causes a lot more social problems than any of what is often called the 'objectification' of women: that is, the decoupling of personality and sexuality of which women are often the object.