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objectification

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

Etymologies

object +‎ -ification, following objectify. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

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  • A word that is drenched in objectification of women as forbidden beings.

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  • Unfortunately, this objectification is encouraged by Hollywood films, the Internet, and yes, the music industry.

    Chris Brown Denies Leaking Nude Photos Of Rihanna

  • Put simply, objectification is when a person, or character in the case of fiction, is treated like a thing.

    Objectification in fantasy «

  • What makes oppression a specific form of objectification is that it operates through the institutions that are controlled by a minority.

    Some homework | Living the Liminal

  • 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.

    Some homework | Living the Liminal

  • When I posed this question to Gayle Bessenoff, a body image researcher at Southern Connecticut State University, she referred to objectification theory.

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  • /waves a card with the word "Context" daubed in thick, black paint in the direction of anybody calling objectification, at this stage.

    Eurogamer

  • 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.

    Assholes Finish First

  • Objectification is objectification, which is the foundation of heterocentric/heteronormative sex.

    The Deep Throat and Catherine McKinnon

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