Sexual objectification is the act of treating a person as a mere object of sexual desire. Objectification more broadly means treating a person as a commodity or an object without regard to their personality or dignity. Objectification is most commonly examined at the level of a society, but can also refer to the behavior of individuals and is a type of dehumanization. Although both males and females can be the subjects of sexual objectification, the objectification of women is an important idea in many feminist theories and psychological theories derived from them.
She did, however, manage to break the ice in an ongoing conversation about the objectification of women in the public eye. As happens when any overexposed celebrity shows skin, people have generally criticized Kim for posing nude as a mother, turned her butt into a short-lived Twitter meme, and vilified her for attempting to use sex appeal to garner attention and wealth. The feminist response was to point out the problematic racial implications of the photo shoot, distance themselves from her, or — more rarely — praise her bravery and willingness to be sexually open. The trouble is that women are disproportionately expected to bank on their sex appeal — in Hollywood and beyond — while being admonished for doing just that. There is a feedback loop between the way our culture views women, the way women are portrayed in the media, and the way we respond to these portrayals. The result is a social climate that paradoxically pushes women into performing sexy, and then punishes them for it.
How Women Are Pressured into Being Sexy, But Punished for Being Sexual
The acronym stands for Clothed Female Naked Male, which pretty much sums up the nature of the fetish. He tells Metro. Arriving at the start of the night, Terry was told to remove his clothes. Then along with the 14 other men attending, he was given a glass of Champagne, a mask the wearing of which was optional and a g-string for the initial ice-breaker.
Nudes are not an invention of the digital era—any art museum is proof of that. But the Internet sure has encouraged us to take the art of sexting to places our parents could have never imagined. AIM introduced the concept of cyber-flirting. Chatroulette gamified it. Snapchat pulled off a vanishing act.