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.
Earlier this year the notorious Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue was named to the 2019 Dirty Dozen List for its contributions to and normalization of sexual objectification. Since 1964 the annual issue has sexually objectified women for profit and sport, sending a message that women’s bodies are available for public consumption. The magazine would be more…
Hustlers, a “strip club drama,” is set to be released in theaters on September 13, 2019. The movie features several star actors, including Lili Reinhart, Constance Wu, Cardi B, Lizzo, Jennifer Lopez, and more. Hustlers is a story about a Robin Hood-esque group of strippers who steal from rich men. Jennifer Lopez, the actress portraying…
HBO’s Euphoria Claims “Nudes are the Currency of Love” and Promotes Other Sexually Exploitive Themes
HBO is an American premium cable television network that has a long history of consistently producing content which normalizes rape myths, sexual violence, and commercial sexual exploitation through sexually exploitive depictions of sex and sexual violence. This has been displayed over the years through shows like Game of Thrones and The Deuce. After being named…
On behalf of our 300+-member Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation and the tens of thousands of concerned citizens who serve as our supporters, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation thanks Instagram for its efforts to promote digital wellbeing and online safety. However, despite these efforts, there is still rampant grooming for sexual abuse, sex trafficking,…
I can hardly contain my excitement as I write this email! The Fifth Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation (CESE) Global Summit starts next week! The CESE Global Summit brings together over 60 top speakers presenting their research, innovative strategies, and lasting solutions. More than 600 leaders from around the world will be in attendance! We’re gathering…
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