Women often complain about objectification – where men reduce them into nothing but sexual objects. In recent weeks, whenever there has been debate on sex-education in schools or censorship of Internet pornography, this whole notion of objectifying women keeps cropping up. So, I asked myself if this was a phenomenon unique to men turning women into objects of our sexual desires.
The answer is unsurprisingly – no. Women objectify men all the time as well. Think about it for a minute.
Disclaimer: Gross generalisation ahead.
Women turn men into tools – a hammer when they need to hang a picture on the wall; a trolley when they have too much shopping to carry; a screw driver when they need to assemble furniture; a vehicle when they need to get from place to place; a compost when they have too much on their plate; a punching bag when they are in need of stress relief. Heck, some women even treat their men as ATMs – cash on-demand.
In this way, men are just tools that women use to get what they want accomplished in life.
Now, the question of whether being a tool is better than being a sexual object is not really a question. One can’t really gain any sort of pleasure from being a pair of pliers. However, it is definitely true that women objectify men as well.