Objectification is the process by which a person comes to be treated as a commodity or an object for use, rather than a human being with a personality, feelings, needs, dignity and rights.
Sexual objectification is where a person is objectified for the purpose of the sexual gratification or use of another.
In her TedX talk, Dr Caroline Heldman illustrates how the objectification of women has escalated, how we have become inured to its damaging effects and what we can do individually and collectively to demolish the paradigms that keep us from a better world.
More research in Objectification can be found here.
See articles tagged 'objectification' below.
May 08, 2020
*Content warning: themes and images are distressing A woman slumps in a bathtub full of water, arms tied behind her back, her thighs and ankles...
May 06, 2020
For Immediate Release: Flight Attendant slams Honey Birdette ad campaign sexualising female cabin crew
May 05, 2020
“It's not empowering or uplifting, but rather just reinforcing negative stereotypes and negative attitudes towards women in the airline industry.” [UPDATE] More Cabin Crew come...
May 04, 2020
Ad Standards still failing to grasp the concept of sexual objectification
Apr 18, 2020
Collective Shout's letter to KFC heads KFC's Zinger Popcorn Box ad, which ran on high rotation during the 7 Network 2019-20 Big Bash League cricket...
Mar 27, 2020
The high cost of Pornhub's 'free' offer Apparently there’s no end to the lengths the porn industry will go to to legitimise its exploitative practises....
Mar 20, 2020
Sex shop brand's female face a front for male profiteers Sex shop retailer Honey Birdette spouts a great deal about female 'empowerment'. Despite the talk,...
Mar 09, 2020
Content Warning - sex shop advertising, depicts eroticised violence against women For years, Honey Birdette sex shops have relied on sexist and objectifying representations of...
Mar 06, 2020
Earlier this week, online (gaming and entertainment) news outlet Kotaku named Collective Shout’s submission to the review of Australian Classification laws one of the review’s “most important submissions”. Collective...
Feb 11, 2020
JLo has responded to criticisms over her sexualised SuperBowl 2020 Halftime performance with Shakira.