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Comments on: Let Them Eat Beefcake http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=1233 Mon, 18 Dec 2017 01:27:53 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7 hourly 1 By: whitesycamore http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=1233&cpage=1#comment-26019 whitesycamore Tue, 14 Dec 2010 15:54:23 +0000 http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=1233#comment-26019 I'm well aware that beefcake is a specific type of male erotica, but it seems that you have different boundaries for what constitutes beefcake than I do. However, I agree with the main thrust of this article - I can't help but think that the people who say male and female comic characters are equally sexualised just have no clue what a sexualised man actually looks like. I’m well aware that beefcake is a specific type of male erotica, but it seems that you have different boundaries for what constitutes beefcake than I do.

However, I agree with the main thrust of this article - I can’t help but think that the people who say male and female comic characters are equally sexualised just have no clue what a sexualised man actually looks like.

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By: Andrew http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=1233&cpage=1#comment-25919 Andrew Tue, 14 Dec 2010 01:52:03 +0000 http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=1233#comment-25919 Whitesycamore: There's certainly room for male submissiveness in mindless titillation, but my point is that this isn't beefcake. Beefcake is not a blanket term for all male erotica; it's a specific type. I absolutely agree that submissive does not necessarily equal feminine. I never said otherwise. In fact, I would strike the 'necessarily' from your statement. Submissive does not equal feminine. Whitesycamore: There’s certainly room for male submissiveness in mindless titillation, but my point is that this isn’t beefcake. Beefcake is not a blanket term for all male erotica; it’s a specific type.

I absolutely agree that submissive does not necessarily equal feminine. I never said otherwise. In fact, I would strike the ‘necessarily’ from your statement. Submissive does not equal feminine.

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By: whitesycamore http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=1233&cpage=1#comment-25916 whitesycamore Tue, 14 Dec 2010 01:26:50 +0000 http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=1233#comment-25916 I agree with the premise of this article - except for these parts. <i><b>Beefcake is not submissive.</b> Even when the guy is beaten, bruised, or tied to a chair, he should be confident and defiant.</i> <i>Beefcake guys may offer a knowing sneer or a glowing smile, but <b>they do not offer themselves up the way cheesecake girls do.</b> Rather, they present themselves. That’s a subtle but important difference. They are still there to be looked at, but <b>they’re not there to be taken.</b></i> I think there absolutely is room for these elements, even in the most traditional beefcake art. There's room for a lot of fantasies in beefcake, including those of us who enjoy a little male submissiveness in our mindless titillation. (Also, "submissive" does not necessarily equal "feminine.") I agree with the premise of this article - except for these parts.

Beefcake is not submissive. Even when the guy is beaten, bruised, or tied to a chair, he should be confident and defiant.

Beefcake guys may offer a knowing sneer or a glowing smile, but they do not offer themselves up the way cheesecake girls do. Rather, they present themselves. That’s a subtle but important difference. They are still there to be looked at, but they’re not there to be taken.

I think there absolutely is room for these elements, even in the most traditional beefcake art. There’s room for a lot of fantasies in beefcake, including those of us who enjoy a little male submissiveness in our mindless titillation.

(Also, “submissive” does not necessarily equal “feminine.”)

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By: Julie http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=1233&cpage=1#comment-19560 Julie Tue, 02 Nov 2010 23:41:01 +0000 http://www.thepostgameshow.com/?p=1233#comment-19560 I have totally different tastes in guys and poses, but I agree that many (straight male) comics artists not only suck at drawing sexy men, but have some pretty weird squeamishness about doing so. Some seem to feel that men shouldn't have to be provocative; being manly and heroic should be enough to make women throw themselves at them. Actually deigning to look f*¢!kable means that they aren't manly and heroic enough. Or maybe they're scared that drawing hot guys will make them gay... :P I have totally different tastes in guys and poses, but I agree that many (straight male) comics artists not only suck at drawing sexy men, but have some pretty weird squeamishness about doing so. Some seem to feel that men shouldn’t have to be provocative; being manly and heroic should be enough to make women throw themselves at them. Actually deigning to look f*¢!kable means that they aren’t manly and heroic enough. Or maybe they’re scared that drawing hot guys will make them gay… :P

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