I object to male objectification

Can I be the first (probably not) to complain about Sky News’ shameless objectification of the male physique, with its round the clock coverage of President-elect, Barack Obama, “topless” in his swimwear in Hawaii. The leering sexism (not to mention disappointing inaccuracy) behind its ‘Commander in briefs’ headline. The fatuous ‘expert’ analysis of ‘how Barry got his beach body’. The totally gratutious use of shots of other important people without their shirts on to pad out the item to a respectable length and give them an opportunity to show the presidential pecs yet again. All entirely unnecessary and not what we expect of our national media.

PS Is this a chance to show my pics of Boris again?

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