Now I don’t know about you guys, but I’m fascinated by Joe Manganiello.
I love that he’s so sexy, I love that he wrote a fitness book, I love that he’s in Magic Mike and I love that he directed a documentary about male strippers. But what I love more than all of that is what he said to Buzzfeed in a recent interview.
When asked about his own “voyeur-inviting nudity,” Joe responded, “I don’t think there’s any such thing as male objectification. I think that word exists only with women because there are societal pressures for them to behave a certain way and to look a certain way.”
Now Joe, sweetie, while I understand where you’re going with that, I’m gonna have to disagree. Yes, “objectify” is generally associated with women, but why can’t we objectify men? Isn’t that what I do on Socialite Life every single day? Did you guys see the Jamie Dornan post right before this? All I did was objectify him.
That’s why I don’t think the word has to be strictly limited to women. In fact, if you look for it, there’s a lot more male objectification than you realize. The only difference is that it feels more common place with men. You don’t think about all the airbrushing they have to do with Joe on a cover to make him look sexy, you just assume he is that way. And in the end, you’re still staring at his chest and objectifying him.
I hope all that makes sense. Still Joe, I love you loads. So let’s launch the gallery and objectify you. Seriously, those muscles are insane. Do you agree with my thoughts on the matter? Sound off with your own ideas in the comments below!