Been sitting on this one for a while (mostly 'cuz I feel like it's kinda beating a dead horse at this point.) Whenever I tackle the subject of how women are portrayed in comics
and related media
, the argument is often made that men are just as sexually objectified in comics as women (because they have muscles and stuff). The idea for this cartoon counter-argument is what would always pop in my head.
The point I'm trying to make here is that "idealization" is not the same things as "sexual objectification." I see the former as significantly less harmful than the latter. But what do you think?
Feel free to discuss (as if I would or could stop you), but please try to be polite about it. ^_^