American GQ's Men of the Year covers – spot the odd one out. Again.

One of these things is not like the others.

BEN AFFLECK: FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR 2012

CHANNING TATUM: MOVIE STAR OF THE YEAR 2012

RIHANNA: OBSESSION OF THE YEAR 2012

GQ, you are being creepy again. Women have been allowed to wear clothes for like a decade, maybe more. Still, plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

September's version of the same basic thing. Photograph: GQ

Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter.

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