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Our Culture Of Objectification Is Not Good Enough For Our Girls

Flickr Images Citizens of Australia, we have a problem. This problem is directly impacting our entire population. It can lead to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, body issues, eating disorders, sexual dysfunction and social isolation. The problem is the sexual objectification of women, and at the root of that is misogyny. Women are being [...]

Are These Children Being Sexualised? Dancewear Company Under Fire For Seductive Pre-teen Images

Pixabay Images Frilled Neck Fashion is an Australian dancewear company, but you would be forgiven for thinking that the pictures on their Instagram account belonged on the centrefold of an old school men's mag. The models pose seductively in skimpy outfits. The captions use words like 'this beauty' and 'this angel'. The comments [...]

Study Connects Objectification of Women with Increased Vulnerability to Sexual Victimization

static03.mediaite.com University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have taken a first step toward understanding why some women struggle to say "no" to unwanted sexual advances and are more vulnerable to sexual victimization. - Leslie Reed Source: Study connects objectification of women with increased vulnerability to sexual victimization

Malala Yousafzai Angered By Western Pop Music

Malala Yousafzai, the activist schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban, has said she is angered by how pop music represents women. The 17-year-old campaigner has claimed most female artists in the West have accepted that they should be ‘‘treated like objects’’. - Neil Lancefield via Malala Yousafzai angered by western pop music.

A red carpet special: commodification of women

This time last week, dozens of accomplished women woke with an overwhelming sense of dread. Not good when you also have a killer hangover. Having stepped out on the Logies red carpet the night before, dressed and tressed to the max, these capable women knew that in the media the following day, they would be [...]

Miley Cyrus and the Pornification of American Culture

The fact that Cyrus’ behavior receives so much attention for being over the line yet continues to grant her practically unlimited success speaks to a serious issue surrounding the objectification of women in America. It is not just that Miley Cyrus is using her body in a way that contributes to the pornification of American [...]

By |2014-01-13T21:02:48+11:00December 27th, 2013|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment

Sexualisation is all in a day’s twerk for some pop stars

In the pornified music world populated by churned-out female pop stars pumping and grinding to a sexualised script, cavorting semi-naked and presented as sexually insatiable, we see Miley Cyrus simulating sex acts while denuded of real sexuality. While many around the world condemned what was seen as an overtly sexualised performance at the recent MTV [...]

Mackenzie Rosman strips for Maxim magazine

The problem is that this is an accepted rite of passage for former female child stars, which means that there’s a culture of managers, agents and PR people who keep the cogs of the objectification industry well oiled. via Mackenzie Rosman strips for Maxim magazine.

10 minute activist: hits the Target and gets a bulls eye

  The power of one. For anyone who ever doubted the power of one voice and social media they only need look at the effect Gretta Hawkhead from Port Macquarie has had by posting a comment on the Facebook page of department store Target. This ‘accidental activist’ was not expecting such a huge positive response [...]

Tips on how to educate teenage girls on sexualisation

Today many teenage girls see themselves as potential sexual objects before they see themselves as people in their own right. This is greatly attributed to the portrayal of women in the media, from celebrities to ‘yummy mummies’. It seems that no female form is safe from being re-shaped into the now version of what’s hot. [...]

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