In Praise of Catcalls

When Chris Pratt Calls For The Objectification Of Men, We Listen

screen-shot-2013-07-08-at-2.46.33-pmJurassic World star Chris Pratt thinks both men and women should enjoy being treated like pieces of meat. Asked by Radio 4’s Front Row whether his freshly acquired abs and biceps have opened up new doors for him, the actor responded: “A huge part of how my career has shifted is based on the way that I look, on the way that I’ve shaped my body to look.”

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But doesn’t he feel objectified? “Totally. I think it’s OK, I don’t feel appalled by it. I think it’s appalling that for a long time only women were objectified, but I think if we really want to advocate for equality, it’s important to even things out…. At the end of the day, our bodies are objects. For years people have been putting on masks, putting on costumes, and this is essentially a costume that I took a great deal of effort to put on.”

Fortunately, it doesn’t take quite as much effort for him to take his shirt off.