So apparently there was a "male feminist" that said this in the 70s or 80s who unsurprisingly became an MRA after getting kicked out of NOW for writing incest apologia. I tried pointing out how ridiculous and misogynistic this was on askfeminist was, only to be told I didn't sympathize with men enough. But I can rant about it on here! I find it fascinating how no one hear this and not roll their eyes. If being a success object is just so horrible and the same thing as being a sex object, then why do both men and women tend to want to be seen as successful? Successful people are usually treated WAY better then people seen as not successful. In fact, people can be damn abusive to people they see as slackers, or not ambitious enough. Sure being successful can mean more stress; but it also brings so many benefits. There is literally no benefit to being seen as a sex object...None. In fact being treated as one can put your life in danger. I am so tired of hearing men say how luck women are, because all they need in life is too be pretty, while men(those poor dears) are just so burdened by people having expectations on them! If men really where serious about hating being seen as providers and protectors...then they would embrace feminism fully, and encourage women to also be successful.