Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour


Is objectifying a woman's body a violation of the principles of feminism or does it embrace them?…

39,231 deviants said A violation
19,726 deviants said An embrace
13,735 deviants said Other (please comment)

Devious Comments

KimchiA Featured By Owner 9 hours ago
I believe it depends on how it is being objectified in question. Some statements are very risque but the point is clear that women are proud, strong, beautiful and can devote themselves in the same mannerisms that men can while other means of expressions for feminism don't give off that same message. Instead they just make it seem as if, although strong of both body and mind, that the overall message is that the women's body is a sex symbol. Whether or not this was intentional can be put into question but the overall vibe is more sensual than respectful. No offense made to any author or artist, just giving my opinion, the opinion of a young woman who still has a lot to learn about the world around her and the views shared by the many residing within said world.
furudal Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  New member
I believe that most artists have always looked at the human (both male and female) body as an 'object', regardless of political ideas and -ism's.
aflickr Featured By Owner 3 days ago
sexual objectification is just political gain and neo-feminism to me is bigotry and hatred.
unluckyfellow Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is, by 100%, up to the viewers mindset whether a model is reduced to that quality or not. We live
in the world of the tangible, after all. I´m always aware of how there´s a real human being behind
every Image I see and while sexism does exist, I wonder why you guys are trying to turn it into a
gender issue. I´m a male model occasionally. I´m facing the same kind of bullshit females have to
deal with.

I am, partly, an object. There´s a ghost inside the machine, but my body is something physical so I just
have that attribute. I feel no shame over displaying it, having people appreciate or even dislike it. It takes
some time for you to get there, but every model who feels sort of comfortable about themself has learnt
that lesson at some point. In my opinion, it´s shameful and insecure people with distorted body-images
who feel so horrible about themselfes that they can´t stand it when others don´t.

Feminism did stand for gender equality (once upon a time). Nowadays it´s a club of frustrated bitches
demanding special treatment because they´re so fragile and precious and men are so evil.
agartist Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
It depends on how it is objected
negajoker Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
I truly believe, that we should have X that path, with the equality of humans. However I know thats just not right and we still live in a world where nudity, in some places are still in That Cover Your Eyes Pg. 13 facade. The world is already in chaos, why add more with more discriminations. I say cast away the clothing and be free if you wish, stop judging others and live your life to the fullest. 
JoMiSm Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If the woman agrees to it and is proud of it then it's fine--if somebody just draws a horribly proportioned character because they want to see boobs, then it's not. 
Kaera-Neko Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's much about consent, but objectifying a woman's body is almost always a bad thing to do.
skytiger859 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There's nothing wrong with appreciating the female human anatomy; physical attraction is what draws people to each other. From an evolutionary standpoint, it's quite normal to be attracted to a woman with wide hips and a large chest. She's better breeding stock. But to think of women ONLY as breeding stock and to think of their bodies as their only useful attributes is disgusting. When looking for a partner in a woman, one must take into account that she has a mind, as well. She has thoughts, concerns, emotions, ideas. A woman may be beautiful, but her beauty isn't always skin deep.
Oki--Kurmi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
treating a woman's body as an object is wrong , we shouldn't need feminism in the first place because equality should be a given.
Add a Comment: