Magic Mike, Tarzan, Big Dick Richie, and three other gentlemen with better names than you.

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It's okay to objectify men, but not women? Aren't female strippers being "exploited?"
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@1 The general complaint about men objectifying women is that they are seen as ONLY sexual objects. Most people (men and women) like to be objectified now and then. Who doesn;t like the occasional compliment? It's existing only as a sexual object that women have a problem with. And since this movie focuses on the men in and out of their roles as sex objects, your comment is kind of ridiculous. And the exploited stripper bit at the end is a classic straw (wo)man. Some strippers are exploited. I think some of the male strippers in the first movie were exploited. So what's your point? What does that have to do with anything in the review? Tone down the knee-jerk and maybe dial up the thoughtfulness a bit. I'd wager that you had already gotten irritated by this review before you got past the title. Did you actually read it??
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@1 - What @2 said. I also wouldn't say that every stripper--male, female, or otherwise--is exploited; it really depends on how voluntary one's entry into that world, that occupation, really is, and how much control one is able to maintain over one's own career. I suspect it's marginally easier for men to maintain that control simply because we live in a society designed by and for male interests.

I'll assume your comment was hastily typed, and its resemblance to the standard false equivalencies of MRA rhetoric hadn't been thought through.
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As if the media doesn't cause guys to have serious enough body issues as it is. Be taller. Have more hair there, but none anywhere else. Shave, wax, laser, etc. You can see your ribs, but still have love handles - get that shit lipo'd. Don't have a jaw of granite? Implants are your friend. I hear it's cheaper if you do it at the same time you're getting your eye-lift done.

Sheesh.
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@4 Ha!

Wait that was a joke, right?
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The article would have been stronger had it not tried to graft anti-homophobia onto the gynocentric message; the two don't mix well in such hands.
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"Magic Mike XXL is the most pro-woman...film I've seen in a long time."
Did you not see MAD MAX FURY ROAD?
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2/estabien: @1 The general complaint about men objectifying women is that they are seen as ONLY sexual objects. Most people (men and women) like to be objectified now and then. Who doesn;t like the occasional compliment? It's existing only as a sexual object that women have a problem with.

This reminds me of people who claim that caring about how a person looks is being "superficial". or "shallow." I always say to them that if a person's looks are the only thing a person cares about then, yes, that's being superficial. But I see nothing superficial about caring about how a person looks along with being interested in their thoughts, interests, sense of humor etc.
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@8 let's expect more writing along the lines of "We all love at least part of J. Lo's extensive music catalog, and we all love the entirety of her big ol' ass"
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My gay brother says he was bored 15 minutes in, for whatever that's worth.

Please wait...

and remember to be decent to everyone
all of the time.

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