subject line: I'm a feminist, but the hypocrisy sucks.

 

vancouver, british columbia 

Go onto buzzfeed. What kind of articles do you see? I see articles encouraging body positivity in women and challenging the stereotypes and ideas of perfection that has been so ingrained in our society since the beginning of time.

How does that make you feel? It makes me feel really good. I love that we are making so much progress. I love that we are telling little girls that they are beautiful and don’t need to look a certain way to be loved. But what are we telling boys? Better yet, what is media telling boys? With this focus on the empowerment of women, are we mistreating men?
Yesterday, as I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed, I noticed an article entitled “39 Hot Guys Who’ll Make You Pregnant Without Even Touching You.” This article is basically made up of pictures of chiselled and “good-looking” shirtless men. This is certainly not the first time I’ve seen an article written along these lines. So this leaves me to pose the question: WHY is this ok?
It would be beyond inappropriate to post an article objectifying women in this way. WHY is it ok that men are simply becoming objects in this way? It’s frustrating because this is what the feminist movement has been working so hard to combat. Women are not objects, they are people. In the same way, the last thing I want is for us as a society is to now turn around and begin objectifying men as has been done with women.