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.
This week our VP of Advocacy and Outreach Haley Halverson joined the Dr. Drew Show to discuss the objectification of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, their “In Her Own Words Campaign,” and how this magazine is trying, and failing, to contribute to the Me Too movement. To learn more about this issue, watch Haley’s Facebook Live […]
Sports Illustrated today released its annual Swimsuit Edition, which irresponsibly but predictably contributes to a culture of sexual objectification, male sexual entitlement, and relatedly, sexual harassment and assault. Watch Our Video Here For decades, women in our culture have been drowning in the message from mainstream media, Hollywood, and “women’s magazines” that their self-worth lies […]
Amazon’s status as a sales and television giant is no secret, but what is less obvious is the complacency with which it treats video content and ratings. Amazon Prime, a service offering unlimited television streaming to members, brings these shows directly into millions of American homes every day, many of them produced by Amazon itself. […]
Sports Illustrated decided to bring attention to the #MeToo movement— a time when society is finally coming to grips with sexual abuseagainst women — with nude photos of female models. Models Paulina Porizkova, Sailor Brinkley Cook, and Robyn Lawley participated in the “In Her Own Words” photoshoot, which features naked women with empowering words painted on their bare skin. […]
February is here, which means that men all across America will soon be able to feast their eyes on a new crop of one-dimensional, static, nearly-nude images of women they have never and will never meet or dialogue with in person thanks to the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. This will be a huge step forward in […]
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