Sexual objectification, the act of treating a person as a mere instrument or commodity for sexual pleasure, is experienced by both men and women with banal regularity in our culture today.
However, just because sexual objectification is experienced (or capitalized by marketing teams) every day doesn’t mean it’s harmless.
Research shows that when someone is being objectified the objectifier is viewing them as if they do not possess a real, individual mind and as if they are less deserving of moral treatment.
In a society that’s constantly reeling with fresh scandals of sexual assault—from college campuses to media empires—the potential consequences for viewing other people as mere objects to be used and discarded are immediately apparent. Learn more and take action through the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s various campaigns related to sexual objectification.
Two years ago, I spoke at a press conference on the sexual objectification of girls through mainstream mediums like Cosmopolitan Magazine. I returned to the office high on adrenaline from a successful and well-covered event and then got two calls that changed my perspective greatly. THE PHONE CALLS The first was a young man in […]
While many parents think of Teen Vogue as just a fashion magazine, we have a big warning for you. Teen Vogue is giving your kids sex advice. In their latest article, “Anal Sex: What You Need to Know,” featured on the front page of their website for days and printed in their June 2017 edition, […]
By Haley Halverson with Margo Davison ESPN recently released its annual “Body Issue” which includes interviews and nude photographs of sixteen athletes and sports teams. Bare backsides and strategically placed hands and sports equipment to “cover” critical body parts have filled the glossy pages of ESPN annually since the magazine first instituted this Issue in […]
Presentation: Exposing the Connections Between All Forms of Sexual Exploitation America is suffering from a sexual exploitation crisis. Evidence supports the fact that child sexual abuse, prostitution, pornography, sex trafficking, sexual violence, etc., are not isolated phenomena occurring in a vacuum. Rather, these and other forms of sexual abuse and exploitation overlap and reinforce one […]
Warning: Article discusses sexually explicit themes. Reader discretion advised. By Leanne Miller, NCOSE Intern. Just about everyone who knows the name Playboy knows that it has pornographic objectives and an explicit sexual rhetoric. Even though its mission is to be “an arbiter of style and a vanguard for political, sexual and economic freedom,” its reputation is […]
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