Sexual Objectification

This unnecessary action results in hundreds of twitter users having immediate access to his comments, enabling people to make their own accusations and tainting her reputation. With the advancement of technology, it makes it much harder for one to defend themselves. Media users are able to take screenshots, retweet, and share posts privately with other people. This makes spreading slander and damaging someone else’s reputation effortless. Social media is not the only thing that exposes the younger generations to the degradation of women, but also a variety of popular songs. A significant number of pop songs have lyrics that demean women. Choruses from songs like “Smack That” and “Buy U a Drank” degrade women as if they are just objects used …show more content…
Sexual objectification is evident in songs like the lyrics listed above, but women’s bodies have become an object in advertisements and entertainment. Emma Rooney of NYU, writes, “sexual objectification occurs when a woman’s body, body parts, or sexual functions are isolated from her whole and complex being and treated as objects, simply to be looked at, coveted, or touched” (Rooney). Half naked pictures of women saturate magazines, movies, newspapers, online advertisements, etc. These provocative images of women use the features of their body to sell a product or message. The same consumers that purchase the products with these photos on them will shame a woman for wearing too much revealing clothing. Our society has come to grow extremely hypocritical of when a woman is allowed to show her body. If it is for the satisfaction of others, then individuals do not seem to find a problem with it. In person, however, if a woman tries to express herself in a way that is not deemed acceptable by her peers, she is called a “slut” or …show more content…
It results in persistent victim blaming in sexual assault cases, where women should not be held responsible for their attack simply because of what they were wearing or their conditions. Slut shaming starts at a young age, seen as early as grade school in dress codes. Society has come to teach girls to cover up and instead of teaching boys to control themselves. We should hold households and communities responsible for bringing awareness of slut shaming and educating those within the community why it is not right to do so. Slut shaming is seen everywhere, in advertisements, lyrics of music, and on social media. The rampancy of slut shaming in modern communities is appalling because of these various factors. In order to battle this from continuing to hinder women in their everyday lives, several movements have been created. The SlutWalk, a popular transnational movement, was created to bring consciousness to these accusations and stigmas that women are faced with constantly. As women continue to protest these things, more individuals will become informed of the omnipresent bias. Through the research of this paper, it is obvious that the solution resides in each individual in society. The answer dwells within each of us; we have to make a point to be careful with the words and the judgements we use to describe others or their situations and stand beside those who face these accusations. Slut shaming will begin to

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