RyanReBoRn said Also, guys don't have breasts so there's absolutely no reason why ANY guy shouldn't be able to parade around shirtless.
Remember, we're men not women so it's not like we have breasts to hide or something. Anyone who tells you otherwise is just trying to shame ya out of your manhood.
Um, your chest has the exact same anatomy as a woman's- you can even lactate, so there's really no reason for women not to parade around shirtless, too.
No. Men and women do not
have "the exact same anatomy" in their chest. Male mammae are extremely underdeveloped compared to female mammae, and hormonal profiles are very different. Male lactation is extremely rare in adult humans, and generally requires external hormone sources. The mere existence of similar structures, even though they're arranged differently and show different degrees of development, does not make them exactly the same, or else we'd be talking about how hip anatomy is "the exact same" in men in women, when women's hips have clearly been shaped by the constraints of the birth canal and men's have not (which is why men and women walk so differently naturally).
Addressing the original question, I agree that the article overstates things. Yes, there is something of a double standard in reality -- underage females are much more often viewed as hapless victims if they have sex with an older man, while underage males are viewed as lucky if they have sex with an older woman but the bigger differences are twofold. First, and most important, a 17-year-old is different from a 15-year-old. 17 is above the legal age of consent virtually everywhere; 15 is rarely above the legal age of consent unless the other party is also close to 15. Second, the muscularity of this actor is an important element to the role he's playing; I've never read the Twilight books, but I've been told by a few who have that significant muscle development is an essential trait of werewolves in their system. A young man appearing shirtless in a film is a good way to demonstrate his muscle development. Culturally a man being shirtless in public is not an inherently sexual thing, while a woman wrapped in a sheet and displaying that she is not wearing a shirt -- and quite possibly is not wearing underwear or a swimsuit top either -- almost certainly is. As such, the Miley Cyrus photographs were more sexualized than a guy merely not wearing a shirt. This is something we should be able to recognize, even those of us who trace our sexual attraction to men primarily to the chest.