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  •  There's a clear pattern here. (8+ / 0-)

    Rendering people as objects removes their ability to consent and erases their agency. That's why people who don't care about objectifying women are part of the problem, even if they don't want to think so.

    Women become objects, become things that are free to act upon, to consume and be disposed of.

    Ugh.

    You said the air was singing / it's calling you, you don't believe / These things you've never seen / Never heard, never dreamed.

    by CayceP on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 09:00:25 AM PDT

    •  Women aren't the only ones objectified. (3+ / 0-)
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      jan4insight, Diane Gee, mrkvica

      How about the enemy population in wartime, different races & cultures, etc, all the easier to look upon them with contempt, hatred, fear or indifference.

      How about even animals? Easy to ignore suffering, inflict cruelty and slaughter when they are objects.

      •  I'm not suggesting women are unique in this (3+ / 0-)
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        Diane Gee, mrkvica, Chi

        regard--certainly the cultural production of wartime propaganda creates an Other.

        You said the air was singing / it's calling you, you don't believe / These things you've never seen / Never heard, never dreamed.

        by CayceP on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 11:22:50 AM PDT

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