<i>On female body experience: "Throwing like a girl" and other essays</i> In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Although women have made great strides, Iris Marion Young maintains that "the image of the woman has not ceased being that of the Other" (3). Women's actions and opportunities continue to be constrained by sex- and gender-specific roles and too often, women's voices are rendered inaudible. Accordingly, On Female Body Experience: "Throwing Like a Girl" and Other Essays investigates different aspects of women's lived bodily experiences. The essays, spanning over two decades of Young's insightful and original scholarship, aim to expose the tensions between the social norms that invest the female body and women's lived experiences. Of particular note is Young's ability to speak to a diverse group of readers.
The Objectification of Women – It Goes Much Further Than Sexy Pictures When feminists decry the objectification of women, most people immediately think of the images that saturate our magazines, movies, adverts and the Internet, of women in varying stages of undress, dolled up and presented for the male gaze. Yet, while sexual objectification is a huge problem, it is, sadly, only a fraction of the objectification of women that permeates our world, from the moment we enter it. Because it is all too obvious and difficult to ignore, we tend to focus on sexual objectification. The difference between the way women and men are portrayed in national newspapers and other media is stark— women are too often reduced to the sum of their body parts, heavily photoshopped to fit into an ever narrowing ideal of female beauty. It grabs our attention, we recognize that something isn’t right, and we confidently assert that this is sexism in action. And we’re right, of course.
Diane Torr Performance Artist Diane Torr Diane Torr is a performance artist working in dance, drag king performance, installation, film and video. Download Diane’s complete resume here. Sexual Objectification, Part 3: Daily Rituals to Stop This is the third part in a series about how girls and women can navigate a culture that treats them like sex objects. (Part 1, Part 2). This post outlines four damaging daily rituals of objectification culture we can immediately stop engaging in to improve our health. 1) Stop seeking male attention. Most women were taught that heterosexual male attention is our Holy Grail before we were even conscious of being conscious, and its hard to reject this system of validation, but we must. We give our power away a thousand times a day when we engage in habitual body monitoring so we can be visually pleasing to others.
MelVFitness: The hidden truths behind a transformation pic! After some serious 'like-age' on my recent Instagram post I thought i'd share with you the motivation behind the post and also a bit of truth when it comes to transformations. I opened the curtains, ditched my fwallet (threw them next to my crocs), stood taller, adjusted my posture to added a dash of self confidence and snapped the after.. pfft, who am i kidding.. I snapped about 25 afters. And after adding a filter and playing around with the zoom, I double checked with a friend that it was believable- I then posted my efforts on Insta.. and I've been VERY overwhelmed with the response. I believe my image illustrates my point, that images can be deceiving. But i really want to touch on another point.. that i feel is the bigger concern when it comes to before and after photos.
Tina Fey Summed Up Kim Kardashian's Nude Photo Shoot 3 Years Before It Even Happened No, Tina Fey isn't clairvoyant, but she did hint at why so many of us can't take our eyes off of Kim Kardashian's recent nude photo shoot with Paper Magazine in her book Bossypants three years ago. As Twitter user Ryan Nelson pointed out on Nov. 13, Tina Fey briefly discussed Kim K's booty in her best-selling memoir Bossypants and summed up why we're all so enamored with it better than any blog, think piece or news article has in the last three days. If you're reading this on a mobile device, here's the full text:
Sexual Objectification, Part 2: The Harm This is the second part in a series about how girls and women can navigate a culture that treats them like sex objects. (Part 1 can be found here.) Sexual objectification is nothing new, but this latest era is characterized by greater exposure to advertising and increased sexual explicitness in advertising [PDF], magazines, television shows, movies [PDF], video games, music videos, television news, and “reality” television. In a culture with widespread sexual objectification, women (especially) tend to view themselves as objects of desire for others. This internalized sexual objectification has been linked to problems with mental health (clinical depression, “habitual body monitoring”), eating disorders, body shame, self-worth and life satisfaction, cognitive functioning, motor functioning, sexual dysfunction [PDF], access to leadership [PDF] and political efficacy [PDF]. Women of all ethnicities internalize objectification, as do men to a far lesser extent.
Esther Newton Esther Newton (born 1940, New York) is an American cultural anthropologist best known for her pioneering work on the ethnography of lesbian and gay communities in the United States. Newton was born in New York. She studied history at the University of Michigan and received her BA with distinction in 1962 before starting graduate work in anthropology at the University of Chicago under David M. Schneider. Her PhD dissertation, "The drag queens; a study in urban anthropology" (1968), examined the experiences, social interactions, and culture of drag queens, or (mostly gay-identified) men who dressed and performed as women in various kinds of theatrical settings or as an expression/performance of their sexual identity. She is the daughter of Saul Newton.
Sexual Objectification, Part 2: The Harm This is the second part in a series about how girls and women can navigate a culture that treats them like sex objects. (Part 1). After nearly three decades, the feminist “sex wars” are back. Seduced by the Illusion: The Truth About Transformation Photos There is no doubt that we live in a world of manipulation, false promises and exaggerated claims. This is especially true in the fitness industry. I've been a personal trainer for more than 11 years, and clients and friends are always telling me about the next amazing diet or exercise program. Like Insanity or P90X hold the secrets to fat loss. The reasons these programs become so popular is because they are presented and marketed very well.
To end violence against women: Challenge a culture of sexual objectification - Collective Shout When it comes to violence against women, sexual objectification is the missing puzzle piece; Collective Shout makes this equation whole. On the ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women’ it is important to reflect on the ongoing sexist violence, as well as the campaigns to end it. Violence against women is on the rise in a number of countries around the world.
Sexual Objectification, Part 1: What is it? This is Part 1 of a four-part series on sexual objectification–what it is and how to respond to it. The phrase “sexual objectification” has been around since the 1970s, but the phenomenon is more rampant than ever in popular culture–and we now know that it causes real harm. What exactly is it, though? If objectification is the process of representing or treating a person like an object, then sexual objectification is the process of representing or treating a person like a sex object, one that serves another’s sexual pleasure.