“Every form of power, every simulation speaks of itself by denial, in order to attempt to escape, by simulation of death, its real agony.” (Baudrillard)
This is not a critique of the process or those involved, but rather, an attempt to expose what its presence signifies. It represents, perhaps, a particular power, in three-fold. First the simulated power of the women engaged in its activities, second the power of the men choosing said women and last the power of the activity itself, the agent. This agent (and the tool of its power, the image) thus serves as a surrogate for that which the others attempt to escape.