objectification objectification

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of representing an abstraction as a physical thing
  2. (n) a concrete representation of an abstract idea or principle

Usage(s):

  1. But no matter his objectification of sad and stupid material is neither tragic nor transgressive.
  2. This is not about the objectification of women, it said, it's about harmless fun.
  3. Objectification, yes, sure, to a point.

News

  • China's Pervert Repellant Stockings Might Be the Greatest Joke Weibo Ever Played

    The results are undeniable. These stockings, which are made to look like a pair of very hairy legs, induce groans, nausea, and physical discomfort and according to Weibo they're the best deterrent to cat calls and objectification that the country has to offer. There's one problem if you want a pair though—they're probably an elaborate joke. 
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Objectification of people is limiting to ourselves" as well as to the people objectified, Jackson said at a UND convocation at which he received an honorary doctor of letters degree.
    on Aug 25, 2008 By: Phil Jackson Source: Grand Forks Herald

  2. "She had already been objectified," Thompson says, "and I think sometimes watching those things on the screen actually furthers or deepens that sense of objectification. ...... Also, the person that's watching is just sitting there watching....
    on Oct 31, 2009 By: Emma Thompson Source: NPR

  3. The show was created to "counteract the objectification of the female body in art," says Reverend Jenn, the elfin beauty whose long-running open mic, The Anti Slam, currently held at the Downeast Arts Center, has earned her the moniker...
    on Oct 26, 2006 By: Reverend Jen Miller Source: The Villager

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