What It Feels like to Be a Sexual Object

Men get objectified and handled too. This is my story.

‘Me Too’ is moving hearts and minds, changing ideas about sexual harassment and toxic masculinity. Vice President Joe Biden is facing up to his own violations of women’s bodies and spaces. Last week’s news got me thinking about the time a powerful man touched me affectionately without my permission.

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James Finn

James Finn is an LGBTQ columnist, a former Air Force intelligence analyst, an alumnus of Act Up NY, and an agented but unpublished novelist.