How Can You Tell if You're Being Sexually Empowered or Objectified? Ask Yourself This Simple Question
Panel 1 Narrator: You’ve probably heard the argument before. Person 1: (pointing at a feminine person in a stereotypically “sexy” pose) That photo is terrible! She’s being sexuality objectified! Person 2: No it’s not! She can do what she wants with her body! Narrator: It can be difficult to tell the difference between sexual empowerment and sexual objectification when the only distinguishable difference is that one is supposedly “good” and the other “bad.” Panel 2 Narrator: So what is the difference? That is, who is controlling a person’s presence in the sexual situation? (Image of a see-saw, with one end holding one person labeled “looked at,” another person labeled “looking.” Narrator: However, if that person has no or little power, they are being sexually objectified (basically, made like an object instead of a person). (Next to “Sexual Empowerment” is another see-saw labeled “Sexual Objectification.” Panel 3 Panel 4 Narrator: Let’s start here. Panel 5 Panel 6 Panel 7 Panel 8 Panel 9 Panel 10
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