The movie Magic Mike opens this weekend, starring Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey as male strippers. Obviously targeted at women, the movie manages to wind gratuitous strip club scenes with your everyday, average romantic movie. As women flock in droves to see the flick with their girlfriends, one has to stop for a second and ask “Where is the outrage?”
Objectification of women is a common topic, and you can bet if there was a movie like this with the genders reversed, there would be feminist groups lined up to protest. Predictably, men seem to have no problem with it at all. As a matter of fact, most American men encourage their wives to go see the movie if that’s what they want to do. But would women be as enthusiastic about encouraging their husbands and boyfriends to go see the movie with the guys if the shoe was on the other foot? Probably not. What’s that I hear? The sound of hypocrisy? Yes, that’s it, that all-too-familiar sound.
Anyway, let us just say that we are only bringing this up for shits and giggles. We at Common Sense Conspiracy say let the girls have a good time, and if watching Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey do their thing on the stage does it for you, well, go for it. Just remember this when it comes time for the guys to go out on the town. This is all we’re saying.