In an amazing new profile from GQ, fashion designer and film director Tom Ford elaborates on an idea that he presented a few years ago, stating that all men should experience penetration at least once. “I think it would help them understand women," he said.
"It’s such a vulnerable position to be in, and it’s such a passive position to be in,” he continued. “And there’s such an invasion, in a way, that even if it’s consensual, it’s just very personal. And I think there’s a psyche that happens because of it that makes you understand and appreciate what women go through their whole life, because it’s not just sexual, it’s a complete setup of the way the world works, that one sex has the ability to literally — and is expected to and is wanted to — but also there’s an invasion. And I think that that’s something most men do not understand at all.”
Sure, people should only go through with sex acts that they feel comfortable with. But as wild as the statement may initially sound, it’s not completely insane. Getting penetrated once is not going to teach men about how women fully experience the world, and Ford is assuming that heterosexual sex is entirely representative of the female experience, which is blatantly untrue. But it could definitely be a lesson in vulnerability. And besides, pegging is having a moment. Remember that seminal episode of Broad City?
That one statement is far from the craziest segment of the piece. At one point, Ford’s son comes in with light-up sneakers. He is only allowed to wear them on the weekends, because Daddy says they’re tacky. Poor kid.
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