Women as Sexual Objects



 

For centuries women have been viewed as sexual objects. OBJECTS! As in non-human! Not cool people, not cool. The biggest problem is that we start to believe it. So, the first step is be aware of it and the next one is to make it stop.


Let's Chat

  • How do we still think of or represent girls and women as sexual objects?
  • Prostitution is having sex in exchange for money or material goods. How do you feel about prostitution?
  • What are some examples of objectification? Where do they come from? How does it affect us as a gender? And as a world?
  • Are men ever objectified? Talk about that.
  • How does using a woman’s body to sell something affect how the world views women? Why do advertisers still do it? Is it because it works? If so, why does it work? Does it change your feelings about the company or product?

 

 


Resources

Articles:

Being a Sex Object is Empowering. Oh Wait, No it's Not. Here's Why.

The Objectification of Women - It Goes Much Further Than Sexy Pictures

Sexual Objectification Part 2: The Harm

Women and Objectification: Brain Sees Men as Whole, Women in Parts

Pageants, Dance, Cheerleading and Sexual Objectification: It's Nothing to Cheer About

The Perfect Reply a Girl Can Give to the Question 'What's Your Favorite Position?'

Sexual Objectification: What it is, Why it's Damaging, and How We Change it

 

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