I had hoped equality in beauty standards would come in the form of people deciding plastic surgery was more gross than a woman having wrinkles or smaller breasts than a porn diva. A great mind-opening would follow, and suddenly people would realize that all sorts of body types can be beautiful, in both women and men. Women would stop getting plastic surgery and making themselves puke to lose weight, and those few men who were doing those things would stop, too, and everyone would learn that feeling good about yourself is the best beauty tip in the world.
So much for that.
Your marketing overlords have had a better idea. Evidently, we have an epidemic of men with inadequately sized penises. Fortunately, lots of companies are coming to their rescue with “natural male enhancements”: pills made of herbs that they claim have been used for centuries to make penises bigger and stronger. (Question: if they’ve been around for centuries, how come men don’t already know about them? )
Finally, men can become acquainted with the implication that their sex organs are laughable, and they have only themselves to blame, because there are products out there to make them more socially acceptable. Maybe soon, men will also know what it’s like to be with sex partners who think you should make permanent, potentially dangerous changes to your body for their enjoyment.
This was not the sort of equality I had in mind.