A trend I've noticed in the BJD hobby is the popularity of "girly boy" characters, or characters that are in almost every way female aside from genitalia - sometimes to the point of having a female body with male parts added on, sometimes to the point of merely having the breasts removed and the lower body left unmodified. The topics of girly boys and crossdresser have been done to death... but I think there are a lot of interesting topics surrounding this. For example, most of these feminized males are highly sexualized (in very female ways). Often they are posed like female pin-ups... spread legs, revealing clothes, etc. Sometimes their backstories elements are often traditionally "female" - such as rape or molestation. They are frequently sexualized and objectified in ways that would be fairly offensive if the dolls in question had been female. I guess my question is this: Why is it "okay" to sexualize and objectify male characters/dolls? (Is it okay?) Is objectifiying a feminized male different from objectifying a female? And where does the influence and desire to do so come from?