Alex Bilmes, the editor of British Esquire, is maybe not the brightest guy around. The Guardian reports that during a panel discussion on feminism in the media and advertising, Bilmes basically bragged about his magazine using women as objects:
The women we feature in the magazine are ornamental. That is how we see them. I could lie to you if you want and say we are interested in their brains as well, but on the whole we’re not. They’re there to be beautiful objects. They’re objectified.
Well done. It’s always smart to degrade women while sitting on a feminism panel.
Of course Bilmes wasn’t done there. He went on to imply that it’s okay to objectify women as long as there are different types of them shown. Which British Esquire does! So yeah, totally fine.