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On SAGE Insight: Revisiting the Jezebel Stereotype: The Impact of Target Race on Sexual Objectification

From Psychology of Women Quarterly   “Black women are regularly depicted in an objectifying and sexualized manner in Western media, oftentimes as Jezebels.  But do Black women experience greater objectification than White women? Using eye-tracking technology, in this article Anderson … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Sexiness on Social Media: The Social Costs of Using a Sexy Profile Photo

From Sexualization, Media, & Society The sexualization of girls and women is highly prevalent in Western media and consumer culture sending the message to girls and women that being sexy is valued. Using an experimental methodology, this study assessed college … Continue reading

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From sex objects to human beings

People perceive sexy women as objects, not as human beings From Psychology of Women Quarterly People think about images of people and images of objects differently: images of people are perceived as whole images with body parts that fit together … Continue reading

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Middle school dilemma: Girls’ body image affected by older peers

Contextualizing ‘Student Body’: Is Exposure to Older Students Associated with Body Dissatisfaction in Female Early Adolescents From Psychology of Women Quarterly The media is highly criticized for contributing to body image issues in adolescents. However, this study finds a different … Continue reading

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Objectification in romantic relationships related to sexual pressure and coercion

The object of desire: How being objectified creates sexual pressure for women in heterosexual relationships From Psychology of Women Quarterly To sexually objectify a woman is to focus on her body in terms of how it can provide sexual pleasure … Continue reading

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Are degrading TV portrayals of women causally linked to gender harassment?

Objectifying Media: Their Effect on Gender Role Norms and Sexual Harassment of Women From Psychology of Women Quarterly Incidence rates of sexual harassment vary greatly across countries. Some research suggests that cultural differences in behavioral standards and social norms are … Continue reading

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Is breast best? Or chosen by less competent women?: An examination of bias against breastfeeding mothers

Spoiled milk: An experimental examination of bias against mothers who breastfeed From Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin  While breastfeeding babies has numerous health advantages to both mother and child, mothers who breastfeed may find that other people look down on … Continue reading

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Brains plus beauty don’t add up: objectifying women lowers their math performance

When what you see is what you get: the consequences of the objectifying gaze for women and men From Psychology of Women Quarterly Women who are looked at as sexual objects not only react as sexual objects, they also exhibit … Continue reading

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