It is true that men are too often assumed unattractive in our culture. Men are supposed to be the subjects, not the objects, the pursuers, not the pursued, the desirers, not the desired. This ties in with the gatekeeper model of sexuality, with Figleaf’s Two Rules of Desire, with Ozy’s Myth of Men Not Being Hot. And it’s total bullshit.
Thing is, even in a sexist and repressive culture, you get some dissenting voices. Thus, we’ve assembled some of our favorite songs by (mostly) female singers talking about how hot, sexy, and generally fuckable men are. Not “He’s sweet and kind and caring” but “Goddamn, I wanna bang him like a screen door in a high wind.” This is the Myth Of Men Not Being Hot Party Mix. (Bandwidth warning: hella embedded videos after the cut.)
Trigger warning: Some of these songs and videos are kind of objectifying or creepy in their attitudes. Assume it will be about as upsetting for male listeners as your local classic rock station is for female listeners, and plan accordingly.
Lady Gaga likes boys!
Julie Brown has a type!
Salt-N-Pepa are unashamed of their sexuality!
(Best part of that one is on the line “Brother, wanna thank your mother for a butt like that!” you can hear “Thanks, mom!” in the background. Good manners are sexy!)
Nicki Minaj is here to do two things: Chase hot guys and wear awesome wigs. And she’s all outta wigs. (Okay, no she’s not.)
Some would argue that Heart’s “Magic Man” is not about sex. I assume those people haven’t actually listened to it.
Betty Blowtorch is not subtle!
I have always had a soft spot for Abba, nice to hear they may have a soft spot for me too.
If you don’t like the Donnas, you just hate rock n’ roll.
This mix would be incomplete without the classic, of course.
And lest we forget that it’s not only women who find guys hot…
Share some of your favorites in comments!