Excellent Video on “Objectification”

I’ve previously created both blog posts and podcasts covering the O-word. In a nutshell, I’ve concluded that this term is almost always meaningless; I’m supported in this view by the fact that I’ve never encountered anyone who talks about objectification that can articulately explain what the term actually means. It appears to be little other than a new, “liberal”-sounding excuse to attack sexuality, and in particular, female sexuality (after all, fans of “Objectification” seem to have a shared goal in getting women to cover themselves up; they don’t seem to care much about naked men).

Today, someone forwarded me this excellent video on the subject – it’s worth a view.

6 thoughts on “Excellent Video on “Objectification””

  1. I have watched several of GWW videos. She is insightful, brutally honest and probably hated by every feminist out there. It is nice to see such an intelligent view on Objectification without the finger pointing that certain feminist groups do whenever they mention the word.

  2. I know what objectification means, at least in the anti sex “feminists” term. It means men finding women sexually attractive.

    In their world hetrosexual male sexual desire is dangerous, sexist and evil. So they see men finding women sexually attractive dangerous, sexist and evil.

  3. The extent of the objectification of men is so entrenched into our psyches that we simply failed to recognise it when we’re exposed to it. Although there is research done into it, it receives little attention and certainly is excluded from influencing public policy. It spans from traditional stories that primarily little girls lap up to the non-stop advertising.
    Some years ago a researcher proposed a test in which a mixed group of people were present with a scenario, “A man returns home after a long day at tghe office exhausted. His harrassed wife thrusts their baby into his arms and announces she had enough, and walks out of the house. The man complained that the woman was being unreasonable and that he too was tired”. The same group were presented with a gender reversed scenario. At the end of each scenario they were asked to make a judgement about which partner was wrong. In both instances the group identified the man as wrong, and found it hard to explain when it was pointed out to them.
    Our inequality in the treatment of men and women is so profoundly centred within us, that we do not challenge it and accept many untruths that are presented to us. We are told and we accept that women are almost exclusively the victims of partner violence. Yet Home Office Study 119 describes a rather different picture in which women are also likely to be violent in relationships. This is echoed by Erin Pizzey, founder of the first women’s refuge.
    Currently “feminists” are complaining that the public sector cuts are impacting women more than men, and they are right. But what they omit to state is that women are overwhelmingly the greatest consumers of public sector services. Even if we exclude gynecology, women consume over 85% of all NHS spending. Even when that bastion of male chauvinism the Royal College of Nursing called for NHS funding to be based solely upon clinical need, the minister at the time stated that if men wanted better health they could either change their life styles or buy services from the private sector. Just imagine what feminists would say if a minister said that about women!
    However the situation will not change until men start to refuse to play along with it.

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