Humanity has a long history of pointing out the attractive physical qualities of the opposite sex. It’s only recently that the leftist culture demanded an end to the practice. That’s why it’s weird that BuzzFeed — an outlet by leftists, for leftists — decided it was fine to objectify male genitalia in one of its latest listicles, “11 Men's Luge Bulges That All Deserve Gold Medals.”
BuzzFeed staffer Julie Gerstein penned the article that shows close-up shots of male Olympians in their tight suits and quips like, “These knuckles are fast as f*** and comin' straight for you.”
It got the ladies over at Lone Conservative wondering what would happen if an outlet published this article:
Lone Conservative intentionally posted that article for clicks and then stated to readers:
If you were shocked by this title but not shocked at the original one by Buzzfeed, there’s a problem. If you claim to be a feminist (which Buzzfeed has the reputation for saying), you should be reasonably disgusted by both. The double standard when it comes to not sexualizing women but sexualizing men needs to stop. This is not an appropriate response during the #MeToo movement when feminists resoundingly denounce the objectification of women. You can either be offended by both or offended by neither. Stop sexualizing men if you don’t believe women should be sexualized. If you want your beliefs to be respected, you have to be consistent, otherwise, people will believe that you are a hypocrite and ignore your message. We aren’t saying that you can’t find the other sex attractive. We are saying if you get offended at the objectification of one gender and not the other then you are being a hypocrite.
But why stop when BuzzFeed is on a roll?
Staffer Delaney Strunk objectified a female Russian curler, Anastasia Bryzgalova, in a gushing article that claimed the Olympian “is so hot, I’m convinced all the snow in Korea is now melted.”
“This is Anastasia Bryzgalova, an Olympic curler from Russia, and also my new imaginary wife,” Strunk writes, hinting at a culturally acceptable lesbian relationship.
Which brings us to the burning question: are these articles okay because they were written by women? Is that all it takes to get a pass from the thought police? Apparently.