Cameron Diaz: “I think every woman does want to be objectified”

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Cameron Diaz posed for a rather provocative photo shoot for the November issue of Esquire UK. Remember these pictures? Well, the pictures were right up her alley, because the actress has admitted that she finds sexy shoots “empowering”. If I looked like Cameron Diaz, I’d find the pictures empowering too, so more power to ya.

Cameron Diaz has said she gets a buzz stripping down to her underwear for the camera. The 40-year-old actress says she finds racy photo shoots “empowering” and is comfortable in her skin.

She told The Sunday Times: “It’s empowering. I’m not some young girl with the photographer going, ‘Will you take your clothes off?’ I’m like [mimes stripping], ‘How does this look?’ They’re like, ‘Today we’re not going to put anything other than bras and heels on you,’ and I’m like, ‘These heels are not high enough.’”

“I’m a woman, I know how to handle myself. I know what I feel comfortable doing and I know my sexuality.”

The star also thinks its “healthy” for women to want to be objectified.

She added: “I think every woman does want to be objectified. There’s a little part of you at all times that hopes to be somewhat objectified, and I think it’s healthy.”

Cameron also laments the scrutiny put on the young stars of today, as it’s harder for them to grow up and make the mistakes young people do without being criticised.

Reflecting on her own career, she added: “I wouldn’t have survived it. Nobody in their twenties can. That’s when you do all your stupid s**t. You’re supposed to be an idiot. You’re supposed to get drunk, or go out with a guy who’s terrible for you.”

I’ve got a little teensie bit of a problem with her comment that all women WANT to be objectified. I can certainly understand women wanting to feel that way every now and then (ala 50 Shades of Grey?), but to call it healthy? I don’t know how I feel about comments like that.

As a woman…. (for those of you that are women) how do you feel about Cameron’s comments about women and sexuality?

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Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 at 12:12pm
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