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IN Lifestyle ON 26 Jan, 2016
Objectification is an issue that has been getting more and more attention as feminism becomes more known by the public. Yes, there is feminism in the sense of simply believing in equality between men and women, but there is also a controversial, radical view of feminism. Still, it is not hard to believe that everyone would want to be a feminist if it meant wanting equal rights and opportunities to people regardless of sex or gender.
Anyway, female objectification simply means that a woman becomes treated as an object. This could mean that a woman's naked body is shown to advertise a burger, a luxury bag, or an expensive car. There is also female sexual objectification in which a person is used just for sexual satisfaction, without caring for her dignity or personality. This video that was posted is a criticism of how women are being objectified to sell various goods, and it hopes to educate people about objectificaiton and sexism.
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In this advertisement by Burger King, a woman looks as if she is about to engage in oral sex as the sandwich is positioned like an erect peni$. Even the word "blow" is hinting at the sexual action.
This advertisement for sticky notes makes people think that women are just sexual objects that are forgotten once the drinks are gone and the man is satisfied.
This one mocks how women in some advertisements look like sexual objects. The woman is being sarcastic and is quite disappointed at how the women are depicted for the sake of a product.
This one blatantly shows a woman spreading her legs, her private parts are only covered by the product being advertised. As if this is the only way to sell perfumes.
You will often see advertisements like this one. You have a fully clothed man standing above a woman who is barely dressed as if to imply that a woman is simply there to service a powerful man.
Sometimes it seems that a good or service cannot simply be sexually advertised, and yet all around society you can see many posters with scantily clad women.
This is an advertisement for a burger, and yet it still needed a woman showing her cleavage and opening her mouth wide.
What do you think? Is female objectification worse than male sexual objectification? What should people do about it?
Join the conversation using the #WomenNotObjects hashtag campaign.
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