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  Sexual objectification - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sexual objectification is the act of treating and judging a person with values generally appreciated in animals or objects (eg.
In some circumstances, sexual objectification is also the fetishistic act of regarding a person as an object for erotic purposes.
Objectification for fetishistic purposes may for example provide erotic humiliation for the person so regarded, whether male or female.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sexual_objectification   (331 words)

Taking this risk through eroticism is generous because it involves opening the lived body to the other and because it is, by virtue of this, creative in transforming the other's embodied situation and hence existence through a self-metamorphosis which, if we set aside Beauvoir's motif of unity, does not reduce the other to the self.
The erotic experience is one that most poignantly discloses to human beings the ambiguity of their condition; in that they are aware of themselves as flesh and as spirit, as other and as subject.
Beauvoir's second important qualification about the social objectification of women is the suggestion that ''the very difficulty of [the woman's] position protects her from the traps into which the male readily falls; he is an easy dupe of the deceptive privileges accorded him by his aggressive role'' (423).
www.msu.edu /~hypatia/generosity.htm   (9310 words)

 Comes Naturally #05 (March 5, 1993): On Sexual Objectification
But the male-centered attitude is still pervasive, and needless to say upsetting to any woman with a clear sense of her own sexuality and a reluctance to give herself up in the name of being accommodating.
The result is that men like Layne, in the process of defending their right to their desire, and to including women's bodies as enjoyable aspects of that desire, dismiss the issue of sexual objectification as a silly, or boring, pre-occupation of a bunch of up-tight asexual political authoritarians.
This kind of objectification -- being the object of desire -- is indeed something that most men would like to have a whole lot more of in their lives.
www.sexuality.org /authors/steinberg/cn05.html   (2158 words)

 GWS - Feminist Knowledge - Identities, Culture & Religion
Since the "erotic", similarly, seems to have existed throughout western history, it too may seem to be a transhistorical concept.
It was specifically in the nineteenth century, however, that the pornographic was categorised as separate and distinct from the erotic, and it is in this apparently aesthetic distinction that commodified obscenity found its reprieve.
5 As mentioned previously, the objectification of women is frequently deemed to be socially "acceptable" in canonical sexualised artworks, and as a result these works have become a kind of reference material for glossy men's magazines that wish to sublimate their objectifying imagery.
www.gwsafrica.org /knowledge/manet.html   (5081 words)

 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 95.10.02
Conventionally, the male lover's voice in poetry praises the one he loves by declaring that she, or his love for her, is exempt from time's changes.
All these conventional modes of erotic discourse, Ancona declares, in fact oppress the beloved by refusing to recognize that she shares in the temporal plight of her lover.
By directing attention to Barine and the way in which the poem frames her within Roman social, erotic, and literary expectations, Ancona configures Odes II.8 as a public poem, in which "what is at issue is the positioning of female sexuality" (84).
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /bmcr/1995/95.10.02.html   (1687 words)

 2blowhards.com: Charlie B Part 4
Indulge your erotic imagination, in other words, and there's going to be some objectifying going on.
I think saying "objectifying is just a natural part of erotic fantasies" is a pretty generalized comment which therefore could also be used to defend child molesters, etc. I just think some distinctions need to be drawn.
I'm saying that the tendency of the erotic imagination to objectify is omnipresent and inarguable.
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 [No title]
And that's a very important difference; traditional ideals lead to passivity and objectification because it's about things women are born with, while ideals anchored in muscularity (and other self-made or chosen characteristics) presuppose and express personal power, dedication and will, and hence point to and reflect the person.
In retrospect, I believe I had serious gripes with the objectification of women -- just measuring them with a different yardstick, and the trivializing of eating disorders as something that is just aesthetically displeasing, and the rest of my tone was more of a call for different kinds of discussion.
Subject: Objectification and gender roles There seems to be a statistically significant difference in the perception of objectification between women and men.
heim.ifi.uio.no /~thomas/ai/ai34.txt   (2772 words)

 Sexual fetishism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Sexual objectification is, in some circumstances, the fetishistic act of regarding a person as an object for erotic purposes.
Objectification for fetishistic purposes may provide erotic humiliation for the person so regarded, whether male or female.
Eric Kroll is a man with a profound love for the diversity of fetish, and has done much to encourage newcomers to the field, as well as to inspire them with his camera work.
www.jahsonic.com /SexualFetish.html   (2996 words)

 Sexual Objectification in Xena: Warrior Princess or Where Are the Three Naked, Dancing Autolyci?
Since Jace is the gay brother, if they are erotic, then they are "homoerotic", but one would be hard pressed to call them erotic at all.
Objectification of individuals can have both a light side and a dark side, so to speak.
Objectification of an individual means that we are no longer dealing with a human being, hence the rules and mores of humanity have only limited application to the object.
www.whoosh.org /issue44/gordon4.html   (2620 words)

 Portrayal of Foreign Women
Below, objectification of women has been separated into three subcategories including: the buying process, the marketing of women, and actions women are expected to provide.
This particular selection process demonstrates the objectification of women in that women are paraded across a stage to be selected, and then are asked to entice the man in order to be chosen to go home with him.
This action depicts objectification and dehumanization as the woman is not seen as a person who has likes, dislikes, preferences or feelings, but as a sexual slave or object to be used for pleasure.
sincronia.cucsh.udg.mx /bender.htm   (6693 words)

 Sex Roles: A Journal of Research: Eroticizing men: cultural influences on advertising and male objectification - 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
As such, erotic images of men are designed to appeal to liberated women as well as the new male consumer.
In these images, the erotic male represents a physical and sexual ideal, whereby an attractive, muscular man is placed on display.
In his model, Rochon (1998) argued that broad cultural change begins with critical communities or networks of critical thinkers who think intensively about a problem and over time develop a shared understanding of how the problem should be viewed, analyzed, and solved.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2294/is_2002_Feb/ai_90888979   (1377 words)

 Julian Barnes - Study Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
A close examination of the development of the homosocial relationships which are the foundation of these erotic triangles reveals significant prejudices, and in turn forces us to examine the positioning and representation of women in these novels.
If we combine the arguments of Girard and Sedgwick, we clearly must examine not only the erotic triangles themselves, but also the pre-existing homosocial relationships which form their basis, and the ways in which they force the object of desire, the woman, into a subordinate position.
These novels explode the idea that erotic triangles elevate the mutually desired object to empowerment, rather they seem to confirm that women remain potentially disposable tools for the negotiation of patriarchal power.
www.julianbarnes.com /sr/erotic-triangles.html   (3887 words)

 The Erotic and/in the Divine - Lest Blood Be Shed
Because of this take-over by the systemic structures of objectification feminist theologians have begun to redefine the erotic outside of this context to reclaim their place in experiencing eros.
Defining erotic as something to be shunned and evil is the same type of education as when a mother slaps her young child on the wrist if he reaches toward an open flame.
This model is what feminist theology challenges and one way they do that is by re-defining "the erotic" taking it out of the control of "the father" and reclaiming it as an expression of love and an encounter with the divine.
lestblood.imagodirt.net /archives/81-The-Erotic-andin-the-Divine.html   (815 words)

 Sex & Games
Erotic love, sex, lust, and our core identities (constructed as much on who we want to be as on who we want to attract as a mate) are passionately intertwined with our sexuality.
We are indebted to the wonderment of eroticism from birth and it's a damn shame we are raised to disavow sexuality, to belittle it, and push it into dark bedrooms (or worse, bedroom closets).
We are fast approaching a time of improved eroticism in virtual worlds, and this erotic content will bring mainstream non-gamers to the medium to play out self-actualizing fantasies that extend beyond FPS heroics and god-game power-trips into the realm of everyday living.
www.igda.org /sex   (3698 words)

 Islandia: Plotting Utopian Desire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
One other aspect of desire in narrative is relevant to the functioning of the courtship plot in utopian narratives: the dynamic of desire that informs a reader's identification with fictional characters and concomitant absorption in a fictive story.
Lang now holds the Islandian view that erotic desire can be only one part of the lovers' joint enterprise, that to center one's life upon another is to attempt to escape the necessary burden of being oneself; but Gladys resists the independence this demands of her, protesting, "I don't want to be free!
He refuses to define her or the nature of her life on the farm; without goals of her own and without direction from her husband, she is restless and bored.
www.umaine.edu /english/facultypages/islandia.htm   (6403 words)

 Objectification issue
Yes, it is, literally, objectification (being transformed into an object) but that can be part of the fun!
This is really just an erotic dominance and submission game wrapped up in a goofy sci-fi metaphor.
Many women and men alike would love to be sexual objects, and to receive this kind of focused erotic attention, as long as it's fully consensual and is kept to certain situations.
www.deviantdesires.com /askme/object.html   (392 words)

 Humiliation (BDSM) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Another dog-player would rather play the role of the dog without any element of humiliation.
One such form of sexual roleplaying is erotic objectification, where the bottom is cast in the role of an object.
Online humiliation is the desire to be seen in a sexually embarrasing context via the internet.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Erotic_humiliation   (512 words)

 Review of Herotica: A Collection of Women's Erotic Fiction
It doesn't matter whether it's describing a lover's body for her own pleasure, or a titillating meal for her consumption....In sexual literature and art...
[objectification] means manipulating images for her own pleasure....
Women's contribution to erotic objectification has been to expand the territory of compelling sexual possibilities; not only to romanticize, but to virtually fetishize erotic environments.
www.sexuality.org /authors/henkin/whheroti.html   (794 words)

 CollarMe.com - boundmale
You love to forcefully lead your submissive male deep into subspace to that fine line between erotic pleasure and pain till he is twitching like a puppet on your dildo and begging to serve your every pleasure for total domination of his body, mind and soul.
I revel in the sexual and erotic aspects of D/s so if you do not enjoy these pleasures as well we would not be a good match.
Age and experience are not big issues, just a willingness to explore your deepest and darkest desires for male domination and other kinky erotic desires with total honesty.
www.collarme.com /details.asp?px=boundmale   (554 words)

 Sex object   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Opponents of the sex industry argue that it is exploitative (particularly of young women), that it is morally damaging to society, and that cheapens sex and encourages sexual objectification of women.
When feminists speak of "sexual objectification", they knowingly or unknowingly refer to the Hegelian metaphysic, without which "objectification" seems an odd choice of word.
Japanese New Wave master Yasuzo Masumura's beautiful and terrifying tale of erotic horror, from a short story by Edogawa Rampo, is one of the most dazzlingly stylistic tour de forces in the history of cinema.
www.jahsonic.com /SexObject.html   (2580 words)

 The Erotic vs. The Pornographic
Mature, consenting adults should be able to explore the erotic realm freely, without outside interference.
Ken puts forth the idea that a lot of negative reaction to erotic art is out of fear for the power of the erotic.
She thinks that claiming to be pornographers reclaims the word from its negative connotations while claiming to be makers of erotic art divides the community into "good guys" and "bad guys." There is a connection between violence and sexuality.
www.philosophytalk.org /pastShows/eroticpornographic.htm   (605 words)

 Fire Horse Productions - Newsletter April 2, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
I am aware that I do this, not for her pleasure, but so that she may last longer and be more pliable to be the means to express my erotic vision.
It is even more socially incorrect, causing some serious discomfort in people, when the objectification is of a woman, and worse still, by another woman.
There is a huge difference, however, between the erotic objectification we're discussing and the every day objectification of women by the world.
www.fhp-inc.com /newsletters/april_2_2003.html   (1905 words)

 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Robot fetishism can be viewed as a form of erotic objectification.
Frank Zappa's classic concept album Joe's Garage dealt with robot fetishism as a sort of perversion where the protagonist, "Joe", sinks into a life of sexual confusion and meaningless experimentation.
The fetish artist Hajime Sorayama is notable for his depiction of robots as erotic objects.
www.hostingciamca.com /index.php?title=Robot_fetishism   (177 words)

 Portland Leather Alliance KinkFest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
She is at the most peace wallowing in the mire, compelled to endure experiences that she genuinely fears and dislikes.
Dominance and submission takes the erotic exchange of power and moves it from the physical to realms that are emotional, spiritual and intellectual.
Erotic Wax and Ice Play: a hands-on class -- Temperature is probably the most fascinating sensation to incorporate into erotic play.
www.pdxleatheralliance.org /KF2005/workshops.html   (4381 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Feminist readers might be tempted to read the novel as a representation of the erotic objectification of female sexuality in a society that produces/endorses incest and the sexual abuse of women.
The incest victim’s masochistic desire, then, is read as if it corresponds to her position as being brainwashed, and helpless to resist her degradation and her utter confusion of pain with pleasure.
Bone’s sexual desire, then, is not just an outcome of her erotic objectification; she actively constructs it within the regulatory order in which she is situated.
www.engl.niu.edu /mcllm/show_details.php?paperid=44   (404 words)

 Dworkin and Nussbaum
I would be willing to bet that the literature talks of men in the generic sense of human beings and not just males.
· Finally, there is objectification as related to treating someone as a mere instrument.  This Nussbaum considers to be the morally central kind of reprehensible objectification.
A central point for Nussbaum is that certain kinds of objectification have a place in the sexual life.  There can be a reduction to the sexual aspects which enriches the persons by drawing a richer picture.  There can be a surrender of autonomy and of subjectivity, for instance.
www.georgetown.edu /faculty/ap85/145/summer05/DworkinNussbaum.html   (885 words)

 The Incest Taboo - The Offspring of Aeolus
It is a Narcissistic act and like all acts Narcissistic, it involves the objectification of the partner.
The incest taboo conditions children to control their erotic drive by abstaining from ingratiating themselves with members of the opposite sex within the same family.
There could be little question that incest constitutes a lack of control and impedes the proper separation of impulse (or stimulus) from action.
samvak.tripod.com /incest.html   (1922 words)

 Salon.com Sex | Death and the maiden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
No other garment is so erotic because none has as loaded an effect on the female form.
That's the line taken in a new book by feminist scholar Leigh Summers, "Bound to Please: A History of the Victorian Corset," an examination of the garment's "role in female objectification" originally written as her doctoral dissertation.
In her introduction, she claims that "[t]he corset remains profoundly under-theorized." She then goes on to build a theoretical construct similar to that advanced by those 19th century men who, in the name of morality, sought to suppress women's sensuality.
www.salon.com /sex/gallery/2002/03/01/corset   (720 words)

 spectator.net -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
These days it’s easy to explain why flogging, bondage, and even heavier play such as piercings are such a turn-on: We blame it on the neural chemicals and other physiological effects.
It is even more socially incorrect, causing some serious discomfort in people, when the objectification is of a woman — and worse still, by another woman.
There is a huge difference between consensual erotic objectification and every-day objectification of women by the world.
www.spectator.net /1274/pages/1273_midori.html   (1686 words)

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