I burst into laughter when this image appearing in my Facebook feed yesterday …
Lots of my female friends “liked” it and made funny comments.
They said stuff like “it’s so round” and “nice piece.”
And then my first boyfriend (we dated for six years from when I was 16!) wrote: “Just looking for a photo of Miranda Kerr wearing a lovely brooch … I may get distracted and forget all about this post.”
And I thought He’s right you know!
If one of my male Facebook friends did the same thing with a celebrity’s boobs my feminist back would be right up. But a woman posting a picture of a bloke’s sexy bum and joking about it … that’s totally fine.
Except I suppose it’s not.
Why is that?
Why the double standard?
Oh, and just to be completely gratuitous … here’s a photo of my first boyfriend … just in case you were curious.
Fittingly, he’s the one in the pink T-shirt being objectified.
Sorry first boyfriend.
Ah, the ’80s … good times, eh? Good times.
Song of the day: The Communards “Don’t leave me this way”