Is it possible to objectify men the way women are objectified in art?
“Men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at. This determines not only most relations between men and women but also the relation of women to themselves….. The surveyor of women in herself is male: the surveyed female … thus she tums herself into an object-and most particularly an object of vision: a sight”.
Ways of Seeing by John Berger
(Video NSFW and slightly naff at the beginning).
From the Man as Object – Reversing the Gaze exhibition via Ms Magazine Blog.