Since the introduction of advertising many centuries ago, women have been objectified, and in some instances, insulted or degraded. In many respects, the problem has escalated. With the proliferation of photo retouching software, women's bodies are not just flawless, they are anatomically impossible. This is harmful on many levels. Advertising, marketing, and the fashion industry have created a new type of woman that does not exist in the real world. The "Barbie Doll" look they're selling has some recognizable features:.
Advertising and Women and Their Objectification in Media
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 sexually objectified, the objectification of women is an important idea in many feminist theories and psychological theories derived from them.
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Girls want better stories - showing their power and potential. The findings are not surprising when not one of the top 10 films in 20 countries in was directed by a woman. But our research shows they are exceptions and not the rule.