Posted: 08 August 2012 at 3:39am | IP Logged
And just another point of view. You people say that women are objectified in the item songs and movies. But sometimes men do item songs too. And heroes are generally expected to have a nice body and smart face.
So, here Shahrukh is also being objectified. And just look at the comments on the videos. "If only he let me touch his abs", "He should come out of pool more and that also slowly". Girls also swoon over when heroes flex their biceps, pump their chest, bulge the delts, or the great act where they take off shirt and show the six pack abs! That's why heroes have to remain fit. And the part in the original video of the song from Desi Boyz, there the male were stripping for women's pleasure. So, men were objectified too.
Another example, I was just browsing all sections of IF yesterday. There is a show Saubhagyavati Bhavah on Life OK. I don't follow it but know the story line because my sister watches it. There was a thread in which there was a photo of the second male lead(not the psycho, the other one), where he was blindfolder and hanged by his hands, and by reading comments it seemed as if he was beaten. And the girls were all like "Oh that body", "I waited x months for this", "Towel aa gaya finally", etc. Girls are all over the handsome actors and I have seen them discussing it also. Media is all about showing off. Check out the models in deodorant or male underwear ads. All with six pack, lean body, and handsome face. The whole point of glamour world is to objectify people.
I think that's sexual attraction. Both sexes are attracted by nice bodies of opposite sex. Men maybe more visual oriented and may actively search for such videos, but women also objectify men. It is not just true for men. So, I am all for fantasizing but acting on that fantasy is wrong.
Edited by Freethinker112 - 08 August 2012 at 3:42am