the act of representing an abstraction as a physical thing
a concrete representation of an abstract idea or principle
The process or manifestation of objectifying (something).
In social philosophy, objectification means treating a person as a thing, without regard to their dignity. According to the philosopher Martha Nussbaum, a person is objectified if they are treated: ⁕as a tool for another's purposes; ⁕as if lacking in agency or self-determination; ⁕as if owned by another; ⁕as if interchangeable; ⁕as if permissible to damage or destroy; ⁕as if there is no need for concern for their feelings and experiences.
The numerical value of objectification in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of objectification in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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The women genuinely believe their oppression is Allah's will and true freedom, on multiple occasions, I've seen Islamic State supporters online make the argument that females who cover their faces and bodies free themselves from the West's objectification of women. Their line is that the covering means you're judged and loved for who you are as a person, rather than what you look like.
When I was starting out, it took a while for me to convince even feminists that this was a serious issue, because feminists would say, 'Look, we're dealing with important issues like violence and equal pay, and we don't have time to worry about the image of women in advertising.' But my point was the image of women in advertising has an impact on all these things. The objectification of women leads to violence, and the stereotyping of women makes it less likely that women will get equal pay and decent jobs.
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