Gender: Sexual Objectification
Gender: Sexually Objectifying Ads
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"...they're the menus at a real swinging steakhouse. Steak, crab, legs, terriyaki, great drinks, fabulous desserts. Artichokes...yep! and more fun than anywhere. Free parking!," c. 1970s. Based on more than 10 years of research, social scientists know that sexual objectification is measurably harmful. The more ads such as this one succeed in getting women to think of themselves as sex objects, the higher the rate of depression. Source: "This Week," St. Louis
When you're texting a guy who can't seem to differentiate your/you're and you're kinda turned off but u take a step back and consider the classism and white supremacy inherent in judging someone based on their understanding of grammar and chastise yourself for upholding oppressive systems but then he asks u for nudes 2 seconds later and you're painfully reminded that he would literally never go through the trouble of deconstructing his internalized beliefs for u if the roles were reversed.
Dear Victoria's Secret: Thank You for blatantly & ignorantly perpetuating the over-sexualization of American Indian women to your predominantly non-Native, male audience... ....said no Native woman. Ever. [click on this image to find a video and analysis which similarly explores the sexual objectification of women athletes during the 2012 Olympics]
"Cure a Feminist," from a November 2003 issue of Maxim "A feminist is just like every other woman. She won't give you the time of day if you don't know how to approach her. To prove you're not part of the dreaded penisocracy, pretend to share her beliefs. But hide your lack of actual knowledge of feminist issues and show her how much you value her opinion by asking intelligent questions: 'What must women do to earn equal pay for equal work?'"
Ironic sexism: Exhibit A. "Post-It: For the Things You'll Forget" The ad "depicts a scene of the morning after..in which...a seemingly ‘average’ man has placed a Post‐it on his partner’s forehead w/ her name..The tagline 'For the things you’ll forget' grammatically identifies the woman as a ‘thing’ as a result of the man’s actions in the narrative, an unimportant object that will soon be forgotten." Source: Bloshmi, A. 2013. Advertising in Post-Feminism: The Return of Sexism in Visual Culture?