Tuesday, August 01, 2006

What Is Good For The Goose Is Good For The Gander?

It is by no way a new observation that while women are expected to accept acres of naked female flesh as the norm, some men feel positively threatened by the reverse.
Everything about the female body, it would seem is viewed as public property, or should that be men’s property. Breasts, buttocks, genitalia, you name it are available by the glance of an eye at the newsagent, the turn of a page, or now with the www the press of a button. Everything regarding a woman’s life has been sexualised. Even a trip the the Gynaecologist has been turned into a lecherous Doctor event evident in the Porn sites displaying vaginal and breast examinations by the ‘Dirty Doctor’. Sites displaying titles such as “See cute Asian girls getting horrific medical examinations”
As we all know, there is little opportunity for women to witness how men may feel when tables are turned, so to speak.

However, I have a personal example of an occasion when a very ‘liberal’ minded ex of mind positively bristled with anxiety at the view of acres of naked male flesh. We had watched the documentary regarding “Designer Vaginas” on the TV, not a peep was heard from my ex as we watched perfectly normal vaginas been snipped and tided. I of course muttering and cursing that ‘here we go again’ pornification of freaking everything (that’s another story)
The following week we watched “Designer Penises” Oh this is good! Sparkle* thinks, a glimpse into the male psych regarding their tackle and the insecurities that having tackle can bring. Not so for my ex, whom I could see squirming, fidgeting and borderline hyperventilating. Suddenly he burst out “I don’t feel very comfortable with you looking at all of these cocks!”

You What!


Blogger Sarah Louise Parry said...

If men saw a ball bag on a billboard... there is no doubt they would crash their cars!

5:28 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The double standards regarding the display of male and female flesh is just breath-taking! I think reluctance to display male flesh is due to deep-seated homophobia in men.

1:21 pm  
Blogger spotted elephant said...

It isn't just homophobia in men, it's the willingness to objectify women as pleasure objects, but refusing to do that for men (all protest to the contrary are bullshit).

8:59 pm  

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