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.
Ep. 37 Caitlin Roper discusses the research and cultural narratives around sex dolls Since the 2007 movie Lars and the Real Girl, sex dolls have become increasingly popular and normalized. In fact, mainstream companies like Amazon, Etsy, and the Wish shopping app have sold sex dolls, including ones that looked child-like. During this episode of…
It took a lot of work to make the 2021 Grammy Awards show happen amidst myriad COVID-19 complications, but unfortunately the effort was marred by CBS’ decision to green-light sexually regressive and exploitative material in the broadcast. Beyond the troubling implications for families who were watching (a significant audience for the Grammys), the onstage presentations…
Washington, DC (March 15, 2021) – The National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) says the CBS Grammys broadcast contributed to the sexual exploitation of women by objectifying them as well as glamorizing prostitution and stripping. This was true of the performance featuring Dua Lipa as well as the segment featuring Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion that…
“Children deserve to learn and experience the gift of dance in safe environments that do not sexualize them. Children deserve to love dance, their bodies, and themselves. Children deserve to not be victims of sexual exploitation.” This is the mission of Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited (DA:NCE). Founded in 2016 by dance educator and author…
Dance can be a healthy outlet for children both physically and emotionally, allowing them a fun outlet of expression while improving the condition of their heart, reducing risk of osteoporosis, and educating them in a beautiful art form. In recent decades, however, the culture has seen a dramatic shift away from educational dance. Currently, it’s…
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