Sometimes the best way to make a point about sexism is also the simplest. Australian comedians the Bondi Hipsters parodied this month’s British GQ by showing heavily bearded Dom Nader mimicking the naked poses struck by model Miranda Kerr. Their shoot went viral. Christiaan Van Vuuren, Nader’s real-life alter ego, told the Huffington Post that the idea was a response to “the over-sexualisation of the female body in the high-fashion world. For some reason, as soon as you put a man in there … it’s an entirely different thing that we aren’t used to seeing.”
The article mentioned other gender flipping in the media recently. It leads us to consider – how much sexism are we subjected to every day without even realising it?
American cartoonist Kevin Bolk took offence with this early poster for The Avengers which only had the female character’s bottom on show: