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Caption: Photo courtesy Mahala Nelson Pamela Luna, co-chair of the APHA Film Festival, speaks at a panel on the media's objectification of girls at the Faculty of Public Health Conference in July in Manchester, England.
The American Psychological Association (APA) also examines the objectification of women in its Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls [6], concluding these are the "models of femininity presented for young girls to study and emulate.
4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today that fashion icon Norma Kamali will host "Norma Kamali Presents: Hey Baby," a three-hour special broadcast event that is part of Kamali's campaign to stop and bring awareness to the objectification that women face in their daily lives.
The objectification of knowledge is a morally neutral reality.
It turns out that some degree of objectification might be permissible in the case of all portraits, and particularly erotic portraits, in so far as they reflect an interest in the human body that is aesthetic and not sexual: 'Treating a person as a means to an end in this sense--as an object of aesthetic contemplation--is not as problematic as using them as a slave or sexual servant' (241).
Objectification Theory is based on the notion that within Western cultures women are always potentially objectified, constantly the subject of another's gaze, or continually being evaluated (Fredrickson & Roberts, 1997).
That trend has continued uninterrupted for two centuries, so the objectification of people and the commoditization of experience has largely replaced the learning and wonder that was the original motivation for recreational travel.
In essence then, we argue that for employers, the primary agenda is not one of commodification but of objectification.
Does it worry you that you write a column for a publication which encourages the objectification of women as sexual objects, or do the pay cheques make it worth it?
Pregnancy discrimination, sexual objectification, and gender stereotyping all lurk just below the surface.
Fredrickson and Roberts (1997) used objectification theory to help explain the development of eating disorders in women.
Topics include: systemic oppression of Aboriginal families and communities; violence in a francophone minority context; child corporal punishment; abuse in the lives of people with disabilities; the objectification of older adults; mother blaming; intimate violence in same-sex relationships; and new approaches to solving the problem of violence in Canadian families.
The Resurrection Trade" is her fifth and newest collection with a deftly scripted theme of delving into women's lives to understand the objectification of the female--past and present--through the deft use of lyrical and engaging free verse.
According to Deffenbaugh, the Judeo-Christian traditions of the West, firmly rooted in the command to rule and subdue the earth (Genesis 1:28), encouraged the dominant attitudes of objectification and conquest.