Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Objectification; dehumanization; misogyny; rape culture.]

"The women we feature in the magazine are ornamental. I could lie to you if you want and say we are interested in their brains as well. We are not. They are objectified. We provide pictures of girls in the same way we provide pictures of cool cars."Alex Bilmes, editor of Esquire magazine.

I don't guess I need to point out that equating pictures of women with pictures of "cool cars" reduces women to items to be possessed, and ownership leaves no room for agency or consent. It leaves nothing but consumption at will.

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