Once upon a time (like three years ago) I wrote a fic for the kink_bingo challenge on Livejournal, and lo, it got like three comments. And that’s fuckin’ sad because if you like the kink it’s written for, it’s pretty goddamn bang on: For the “bloodplay” square on my kink_bingo card. Thanks to apiphile for the beta and only calling me a fucking cocksicle once.
This works quite nicely at debunking the “beefcake guys in comics are objectified for women just like women in comics are for men!” imo. On the left: a magazine tailored for a male audience, showing him in full beefcake-type mode with headlines about how you, too, can look like this. On the right: a magazine tailored for a female audience, which has a headline about romance and shows him looking more or less like a normal dude.
Tell me again how comic book guys are designed for female sexual enjoyment, completely equivalent to anatomically-improbable spines and giant tits with their own individual centers of gravity, and totes aren’t just male power fantasies.
Women don’t treat men the way men treat women.
it’s also worth noting that despite all the geeks complaining about women’s impossible standards, the fantasy on the right sets a really really easy low bar to meet:
"cool clean friendly non-aggressive man who will cook a food for u"