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Is objectifying a woman's body a violation of the principles of feminism or does it embrace them? techgnotic.deviantart.com/jour…

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37,119 deviants said A violation
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18,348 deviants said An embrace
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13,030 deviants said Other (please comment)


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:iconshelbycobra17:
ShelbyCobra17 Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
I'd say it depends on how the feel of it comes across, and if said woman is OK with what's going on.
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XEBES Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
It's only objectifying a woman's body if she's attractive and she gets noticed for it.

It's also objectifying only if the guy giving the girl attention is anything less than handsome or asks her out for coffee.
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:iconbuff55:
Buff55 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
What???
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P-not-P Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Objectification is a tricky idea. The moral impact of the act of objectification is highly context dependent. Whereas, I would assume all feminists undergoing an operation would prefer that their surgeon objectifies their body, because of the potential hazards of the alternative on the procedure. I would argue that the free-will component between the participants tracks whether an instance of objectification results in a violation or not. If the relationship is mutual and equally free then it is not. The more the relationship takes on a dominance and submissive nature, the more egregious the violation. But that goes for all relationships between all humans and has nothing to do with gender.   
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IGot6Strings Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member
This is basically an ethical and social issue but the bottomline is RESPECT and EQUALITY shall prevail. We cannot say if one's perspective is violating some creed or fundamentals, some have different views so this would just boil down and up to the person and his/her insight regarding that matter.
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C1ockworkDragon Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If a woman wants to she can but do not seek out objectifying a woman's body
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Shadowkat678 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly don't see how looking at painted pictures of nude women is any different than photos. To me, both are porn, not Art. I see no reason why they can't be painted or sculpted with clothes on. This goes for painting/sculpting both men and women.
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:iconmomothekandipanda:
MomoTheKandiPanda Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I am a woman(not really lol im basically a girl) so whatever but anyways i dont really care what people draw its their own art and they can do what they want, if you don't like it then don't look at it. :P >/////< Thats all for now. Lol
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DoodlesAndBeyond Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist Artist
Well in all honesty some woman need critique to keep them going and make them change for themselves. CRITIQUE NOT JUDGE. Judge means to state flaws without reason and feedback behind those statements. To critique is to help, give your opinion, and the feedback;not just the bias. But treating women like sex objects is wrong. But you can call a woman and hot, pretty, beautiful, glorious,sexy , darling, etc. That's okay, but harassing a woman and touching her without consent is wrong. True beauty is on the inside and that is very true. But in all honesty you won't see a hobo as the most beautiful person of 2015 magazine will you? (No offense to hobos and I do not judge people on looks.) . But anyway a women can chose what she wants to wear. Of course you can't go running around with a strap of clothe as your outfit but you can loosen up if you want to. If a women  feels harassed she can contact  the authorities. This is the 21st century people we are breaking boundaries and stereotypes one by one as we speak. Didn't we all at one point dream of breaking boundaries and stereotypes? We as humanity of course. So let a women dress how she wants to. You can wear something hot or sexy and that's cool but don't go exposing yourself or letting yourself be exposed for that matter. I am of the female gender myself and anything that sounded "sexist" or "out of reasoning" is out of bounds and invalid to your urging desire to start an argument. I am simply telling my opinion that I have collected by observing behaviors of feminists, sexists, and society it's self. That is all.
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StarGlitter05 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
Im not sure... im kinda thinkin both... uuugghh i dont know!!!
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