Bitch Popaganda: The Cheesy Beefcake Edition

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Welcome back to another episode of Bitch Popaganda! Tune in as Mac, Andi, and Kelsey discuss the male objectification in the media, Fox’s The New Girl, and the obsolescence of Miss Universe (and beauty pageants in general). Plus, Bitch faves!

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Previously: Bitch Popaganda: Ch-Ch-Changes Edition, Bitch Popaganda: Wise Blood Edition

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True Blood for the male gaze?

I can't say much about beefcake in the general media, but in the specific case of True Blood, I think it's important to note that the books it's based on are from the "paranormal romance" genre. This genre is very much aimed at female readers; there's some pretty sketchy stuff in there about the romantic attraction of danger and "alpha males". But that's another discussion. I don't know how much True Blood is aimed at female watchers, and it certainly doesn't shy away from sexy outfits and situations for the women either, but I think it's perfectly believable that the beefcake in it is to appeal to women.

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