If you happen to see 40-year-old Cameron Diaz in the street, or posing pantsless on the cover of Esquire, go ahead and stare -- because according to Cammy herself, she not only likes to be objectified, but thinks that very woman does too.
In a new interview with the Sunday Times, Cameron practically says it's empowering to be objectified.
"I think every woman does want to be objectified. There's a little part of you at all times that hopes to be somewhat objectified, and I think it’s healthy," she tells the UK-based paper. "I'm not some young girl with the photographer going, 'Will you take your clothes off?' I'm like [mimes stripping], 'How does this look?' ... They're like, 'Today we're not going to put anything other than bras and heels on you, and I'm like, 'These heels are not high enough.'"
But while it's all well and good that Cameron is in a powerful enough position to actually say what she does or does not want, what about other women who aren't fortunate enough? Who, believe it or not, don't want to be objectified (for example, in the work place or worse) but don't have a choice? Is that healthy too?
Sure, nobody is doubting Cameron is beautiful -- but shouldn't there be something more to her than looks?
...Maybe some women don't want to be objectified because they want to be known for something other than how they look in "bras and heels."
And at 40, maybe it's time for Cameron to aspire to be something other than the hot chick. I mean, if obviously attractive actresses like Charlize Theron feel comfortable enough to tone down their looks significantly in service of a great role (2003's Monster or her recent buzz cut for Mad Max), at one point do scenes like her try-hard car wash in super-flop Bad Teacher just become embarrassing?
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