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Joss Whedon (Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Serenity, etc.) pointed out the assumption which lies behind the need for this kind of feminist exhibitionism when he was asked: “So, why do you write these strong female characters?" Whedon's response: "Because you’re still asking me that question."

Men in particular seem to be immune to the objectification of women's bodies--regardless of whether that happens with or without the woman's "permission." Many of these same individuals take particular issue with the objectification of men's bodies. Why the double-standard?...