The objectification starts at younger and younger ages. I mean seriously, who the hell thought it would be a good idea to market g-strings for 12 year olds, or miniskirts, or shorty shorts.
I am a male, I enjoy the female form. Yes, I admit that I am a guy who likes to watch a girl walk away. I am a visual creature. But the girl who wears skin tight jeans, tight low cut t-shirt and a pushup bra under silicon enhanced boobs is wanting to be looked at.
I have been in the city, having a coffee, sitting and watching the world go by, appreciating pretty girls and marvelling at the wacky styles of some. I watch people interact, often play a game with my wife of "What's their story?" More and more often these days, the "****ty" dress styles are being paraded around by girls who aren't old enough to be legal, I am talking full face war-paint (make-up) and the teeniest scraps of clothes. I am quite often mortified by what I see, and it is mainly the fault of the parents for allowing them to come out dressed like that and a large portion of blame to idiotic fashionista's!
I am not saying that all women want that "construction worker" type over the top "appreciation" nor am I saying that men are all decent and respectful. We simply love to window shop, just as you girls like to look at the shoes in the shop window(sic). I also know that "ladies" can be just as over the top and worse than the construction workers (remembering back to my construction worker days and working in bars part time, the Hen's nights always got further out of control than the Bachelor parties!)
I have also had major arguments with my sister over this very same issue. We must face this world with it's reality in mind, and be prepared for it. A girl dressed as a "****" will garner plenty of male attention, not all of it appreciated, but that is the by product of her choice of clothes. Similarly, a man should never have to fight, but bet your ass her son is in martial arts classes to learn how to defend himself.
The world is not equal, and therefore cannot be considered fair when trying to look at it through eyes that want equality. It is the diversity between us and the preparedness that we have to face that diversity that makes life interesting.
You don't want to be ogled, dress down, you may still be stunningly beautiful, but you will attract less attention. Sweat pants and a sloppy joe may well have you looking dowdy, but it will send sparks thru some man's heart regardless, so in reality it is a win-win- no-win situation, it is all in your own perspective. How you see yourself is the most important thing, but remember, the rest of the world exists as well and we all live in it.
Imagine old mate cave man, "wish I could go outta the cave to take a dump without the sabre tooth cat trying to eat me!!!!! but hell I better take the spear just in case!"