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Sexual Objectification

How Can Schools And Parents Address Donald Trump's Statements Describing Sexual Assault?

Esther Warkov | Posted 11.08.2016 | Education
Esther Warkov

Stop Sexual Assault in Schools ( is receiving inquiries about how K-12 schools should address Donald Trump's recent statements on sexual ass...

Why This Feminist Ended Her Game of Thrones Boycott -- And Was Surprised by Season Six

Sezin Koehler | Posted 08.04.2016 | Women
Sezin Koehler

In the year since the Game of Thrones fifth season finale aired we have witnessed hundreds more reports of actual sexual violence against women that would have been right at home in the Game of Thrones world, including the rape of a woman at a Stanford party by Brock Turner, he of the "20 minutes of action" infamy.

How Not To Objectify Women, A Handy Guide

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 08.12.2015 | Women

"How do you disentangle the biological facts of attraction and even lust from the more culturally manufactured patterns of sexually objectifying women...

I Failed At Being A 'Sex Object' -- And Became Something So Much Hotter

Rachel Hills | Posted 08.04.2016 | Women
Rachel Hills

I wanted to be chosen, yes, but I also wanted to choose -- and I wasn't prepared to sublimate my own desires in order to enjoy the experience of being desired by someone else.

Closing the Confidence Gap

Robin Hall | Posted 04.19.2015 | Women
Robin Hall

Self-confidence is a matter of perception, and the good news is that if one does not have it naturally, it can be developed.

What's Wrong With Denigrating Girls and Women in Schools?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 12.02.2014 | Education
Soraya Chemaly

Sexism, gender-based double standards, and male entitlement are so normalized that girls think sexual assault and violence are just a "part of life" that they have to live with. Not to put too fine a point on it, but this is seriously f***ed up.

14 Times Women Were Sexed Up For Absolutely No Logical Reason

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.18.2014 | Women

We live in a world saturated with images of beautiful women. And while there's absolutely nothing wrong with beauty and sex appeal, sometimes marketer...

The 'Sexy Lie' We Should Be Talking About

Posted 01.25.2014 | Women

"I am here today to talk about a lie." That's how politics professor Caroline Heldman opened her Jan. 2013 TEDxYouth San Diego talk on the topic of...

Brain Sees Men As Whole, Women In Parts

Posted 07.25.2012 | Women

A glimpse at the magazine rack in any supermarket checkout line will tell you that women are frequently the focus of sexual objectification. Now, new ...

The Fetishized Object's Survival Guide

Justin Huang | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Justin Huang

"I just think that..." he paused, searching for the words. I suppressed a seasoned urge to interrupt him and change the subject. He finally continued: "I just have always thought of you as a sex god, not as boyfriend material." He smiled at me bashfully, as if he'd just paid me a great compliment.

Sex Objects in a World Turned Upside-Down

Sam Sommers | Posted 06.27.2012 | Home
Sam Sommers

Just how often do people objectify women? According to recent research, we're so used to treating women as sex objects that we can do it even when standing on our heads.

Sex Objects: Study Shows Pictures Shift Men's View Of Women | Ian Sample | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Researchers used brain scans to show that when straight men looked at pictures of women in bikinis, areas of the brain that normally light up in antic...