It is true that women are catching up with men in the historically masculine department of sexual opportunism […] But it’s not true that men parade around in their skivvies as a means to attaining power, at least not men in mainstream heterosexual American culture—they don’t have to. […] While Janet Jackson introduced Americans to her right nipple at the notorious 2004 Super Bowl half-time show, Justin Timberlake’s wardrobe managed not to malfunction. Not one male Olympian has found it necessary to show us his penis in the pages of a magazine. Proving that you are hot, worthy of lust, and—necessarily—that you seek to provoke lust is still exclusively women’s work.

– Ariel Levy, Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture (2005)


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