Apr 25 2011 9:14am

For the Love of...Gratuitious Ogling of Shirtless Men

Two researchers from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, did an intense analysis of the top-grossing films of 2008, and found that women in film are usually valued for their appearance, and not their speaking abilities. According to the report,

32.8 percent of speaking characters were female. Put differently, a ratio of roughly 2 males to every one female was observed across the 100 top-grossing films.

A substantially higher percentage of young females, in comparison to young males, are shown wearing sexually revealing attire (39.8% vs. 6.7%), partially naked (30.1% vs. 10.3%), with a small waist (35.1% vs. 13.6%), and physically attractive (29.2% vs. 11.1%).

So purely in interest of equality, let's ogle Chris Hemsworth as Thor:

You're welcome.

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Donna Cummings
2. Donna Cummings
Gratuitous? I say fortuitous! LOL I was having a hard time waking up but now. . .lots better!
5. Jay033
Also in the interest of equality, I'd throw out the film "Love, Sex, and Other Drugs" in which Jake Gylanhaal is pretty much naked throughout.
The recent crop of Super-Hero movies especially seem to grasp the concept of exploting men for the benefit of all. Let's hope it's a trend.
Karen Cherubino
6. kcherubtx
All I can say is THANK YOU! Will send chocolate for more ....
7. wsl0612
Just think of me making that same gurgling noise Homer Simpson does when he says a donut, hmmmm, donut, agrrggrgg ;-)
8. wsl0612
oh bother, the pic made me cross-eyed! I meant to say when Homer SEES a donut!
Carrie Strickler
9. DyslexicSquirrel
I'm not generally a fan of blonde men, but Chris Hemsworth...

Excuse me while I go have a moment.
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