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Is it true/possible that women objectify themselves and therefore hinder the feminist movement?

Asked by: SeeminglySerious
  • Women post slutty selfies of themselves.

    Women want to be treated as equals, but then say they can post slutty photos of themselves because it's "empowering." That's not empowering! They're sending an image to men that they are sluts and like sex. Why do they do this? They want men to like them for their body. They want men to objectify them.

  • Self objectification is a result of a patriarchal society

    The idea that women are objectifying themselves is an absolute issue with modern feminism. Many women don't realize the extent they go to trying to impress a man. This is a direct result of the social standards set forth in the modern media presenting women in movies, television shows and even during political conversations as some sort of eye-candy or prop. The current state of the popular portrayal of women has influenced how young girls think about themselves and resulted in many thinking they are nothing but something to a man. Even at a young age girls are taught they should be ashamed of their bodies, that to go shirtless like a boy is vulgar and obscene. We have the same right to go shirtless too, men have nipples and so do we.

    This also is reflected in other aspects. Aside from the self objectification, young girls aren't realizing their full potential because of the lack of role models. At age 7 the same number of boys and girls want to be president, by 17 the number of girls drops significantly. With media controlling nearly every aspect of our children's lives and our future we should be projecting equality, not this sexist, objectification of women. While women age 20-30 only account for about 30% of the female population, they account for 75% of female roles in Hollywood and are more than 4 times more likely to have revealing clothing.

    Even in female dominated industries, women are paid less than men. On average a woman is paid 75 cents on the dollar a man makes doing the same job.

    Feminism and the Feminist movement is not over. There are many more battles to be won for equality, not only for women, for everyone.

  • How dare you

    We are women who deserve to dress the way we choose, do what we want and be ourselves without being objectified. The idea of feminism is to be able to be equal to men and the first thing we need is too be respected by our fellow peers and the opposite sex. This debate is one example of the lack of respect that women get for being who they want to be and its disgraceful.

  • How dare you

    We are women who deserve to dress the way we choose, do what we want and be ourselves without being objectified. The idea of feminism is to be able to be equal to men and the first thing we need is too be respected by our fellow peers and the opposite sex. This debate is one example of the lack of respect that women get for being who they want to be and its disgraceful.

  • An alternate title:

    Am I a radical who thinks I'm oh-so-clever to make a title that makes either answer agree with me at first glance?

    This is one of the most crude attempts of making sure that any answer agrees with the speaker that I have had the misfortune to look at. You sure do live up to your username.

    And now, an answer: The feminist movement is over. They got their equal rights. Now they are complaining about the lack of special treatment, and are going to the law to get them a leg up. They are fools. The law can only deal with de jure issues, like segregated lunch counters. Any de facto issues, such as a men-only club that the women want in to, that the law blunders into are in infringement of the rights of the "discriminator."

    I only said yes for the alternate title.


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