Sexual Objectification: What Is It?

by July 3, 2012
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Ms Magazine is coming out with a series called, Sexual Objectification – a 4-part series of articles explaining what sexual objectification is and how to deal with it.

In the first part, Ms Magazine touches on how to recognize sexual objectification, dishing out a test that everyone can use to determine if they are consuming healthy media.

The test consists of 7 sections, using popular advertisements to carry forth the points. Here is an example:

Number 2

The breasts of the woman in this beer ad, for example, are conflated with the cans:

Likewise the woman in this fashion spread in Details, in which a woman becomes a table upon which things are perched. She is reduced to an inanimate object, a useful tool for the assumed heterosexual male viewer.

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