Originally Posted by Tspuun
A bare (in most of these cases, bulky and muscular) male chest is powerful; a bare female chest is sexy. It's not a perfect comparison.
This is exactly the point I was making in my original post in this thread. You cannot make this claim. The claim itself is sexist, and demeaning to men.
Let me share a personal example from my life: My rib cage sticks out a bit horizontally. My chest will never stick out over the top of my ribcage the way Garen's does. This may sound stupid to you, but this has been a source of real concern for me in terms of body image my entire life. Most of my life I've been benlow 8% body fat (I wrestled most of my life, and have been in excellent shape) but "felt fat" because my musculature never matched the ideal I had in my head (The Rock, essentially).
This is 100% as legitimate as any woman who feels negative in some way because of Ashe's lithe figure. My explanation of sexualization is 100% as legitimate as any concern any woman may have over Miss Fortune.
To deny this is inherently sexist. The fact that men have less of a problem with being sexualized lies more in their acceptance of sexualization than anything else. If you have an issue with sexualization, examine yourself. Sexualization doesn't mean you're not taken seriously - there is not a player in this game who doesn't take laning against an Irelia, Akali, or whoever else seriously. The female champions are not seen as inferior to male champions.
As I said, the OP's topic is too vague, doesn't make any real defensible point, and flirts heavily with sexism against men.
I don't know how much porn you've seen, but male porn stars (this is a big generalization, considering the vast array of porn available) are typically defined by two things: Size of junk and athletic build. Athletes literally look like strippers/porn stars. You will never see a Chippendale who doesn't have a Garen frame (Or, at the very least, a Varus frame). Go ahead, do a Google Image search.
This image isn't supposed to imply "If I buy those underwear, people will think I'm good at soccer:" http://bodyfitnessgain.com/wp-conten...Beckham-2.jpeg