Imagine the uproar if these kinds of pictures were shown in magazines all the time. But nobody bats a fucking eyelid when we do it to women. Everyone (men (white men)) would be up in arms about ~misandry~ and hypersexualization, but do these dudebro MRAs care that women are subjected to this type of imagery /reversed/ in our own magazines on every second goddamn page? Didn’t think so.
THAT is why these images showing the reversal is important. Dudes will cry “you won’t get people to join your cause if you respond to degradation of your gender by degrading another gender” - no, fuck you. We are sick of the constant hypersexualization, and one photoset relieving us of our plight that makes you uncomfortable is NOTHING compared to what we deal with everyday.
I’m not surprised, I get plenty of guys crying about the sexism against men on my blog yet you can easily find worse shit against women in two clicks on the internet. I’d honestly like to see more advertisements like this, that way people will get the idea on what sexism feels like.
Like I said…when the jokes on the guys then they start to cry.
I want to point out the beauty of these images. These are gorgeous images that were undoubtedly meant to spark this conversation. Personally, as an artist, I can find/see use for “hypersexualization” in works to portray many different concepts and ideas be it a sexualized man or woman or both. There should definitely be more said about commercial art’s history of misogyny, though. I don’t see anything overly sexual here, though. I read power, capability, confidence, and resolve.
These are stunning photographs. The artist has mad talent and got exactly what they wanted from their audience. Concept, coloring, composition. All fantastic.