Stage 3

Why the ‘objectification’ of men isn’t sending me to the barricades

“Imagine if a man said that to a woman?!” It’s the off-the-shelf response used by many men whenever a woman passes comment on a man’s appearance or otherwise expresses sexual desire about a man. There are the familiar bleats about double standards, reverse sexism and women objectifying men. It’s a nice theory, but I’m not buying it: