[Disclaimer] The tradition didn't come from me, but it's an awesome blog name. 20, Mawrter, flawless. Majoring in Awesomeness (Sociology) with a minor in Fanfiction (Gender studies). I love everybody. Ships: Johnlock, Destiel, Rumbelle, Merthur, and basically everything not canon in HP.
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Sexual objectification is the process of representing or treating a person like a sex object, one that serves another’s sexual pleasure.
Sex Object test: If any answer is Yes, the image shows a sex object.
Does the image show only part(s) of a sexualized person’s body?
Does the image present a sexualized person as a stand-in for an object?
Does the image show a sexualized person as interchangeable?
Does the image affirm the idea of violating the bodily integrity of a sexualized person that can’t consent?
Does the image suggest that sexual availability is the defining characteristic of the person?
Does the image show a sexualized person as a commodity (something that can be bought and sold?)
Does the image treat a sexualized body as a canvas?
Sexual objectification is not empowering because of the difference between being a subject and being an object. Subjects act, objects are acted upon. There is no power in limiting yourself to being acted upon.