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- n. The process or manifestation of objectifying (something).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. representing as an object.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of objectifying or of making objective. Also objectivation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of representing an abstraction as a physical thing
- n. a concrete representation of an abstract idea or principle
In one of her famously impassioned speeches - between threats to bloody noses - she blasted what she called the objectification, disrespect and "violence" toward women, slamming her fist so hard against the lectern that her bracelet shattered.
A word that is drenched in objectification of women as forbidden beings.
Unfortunately, this objectification is encouraged by Hollywood films, the Internet, and yes, the music industry.
Put simply, objectification is when a person, or character in the case of fiction, is treated like a thing.
What makes oppression a specific form of objectification is that it operates through the institutions that are controlled by a minority.
As such, objectification is very much a part of our contemporary social condition because on a daily basis we are surrounded by and possibly even culpable such acts because the simple, if tragic, fact is that there are innumerable ways to objectify people.
When I posed this question to Gayle Bessenoff, a body image researcher at Southern Connecticut State University, she referred to objectification theory.
/waves a card with the word "Context" daubed in thick, black paint in the direction of anybody calling objectification, at this stage.
I mean, I ended up liking you and I think you’re a cool girl and all… but that’s pretty much the definition of objectification.
Objectification is objectification, which is the foundation of heterocentric/heteronormative sex.
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