When we see a dude revealing as much skin as a woman is expected to reveal on an everyday basis, we laugh because it looks so absurd. We don’t laugh when a woman does it. What makes a thing funny is the juxtaposition of things out of place; women displaying submission by showing their skin has been drummed into us as normal by our culture for so long that it doesn’t even strike us as unusual, much less laughable.
If women were considered fully human beings, the ridiculous things they are expected to do and wear as part of performing femininity would look absurd to each and every one of us.
If women were considered fully human beings, the idea of having one strip and show all of her skin to some artdude so she can have her humiliation captured for all time in a work of ‘art’ would horrify us."