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

36,978 deviants said A violation
18,247 deviants said An embrace
12,971 deviants said Other (please comment)

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Shadowkat678 Featured By Owner 4 hours 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.
MomoTheKandiPanda Featured By Owner 18 hours 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
DoodlesAndBeyond Featured By Owner 1 day 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.
StarGlitter05 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
Im not sure... im kinda thinkin both... uuugghh i dont know!!!
OneRedonkChick Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Honestly, the only thing it embraces is the age-old stereotype that women are nothing more than sex objects.
rosepic Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New member
Both men's and women's bodies are objectified in art. I think an artist can "objectify" a woman and respect and admire them at the same time! The art world would be very dull, indeed, without "objects" to paint and sculpt. The human body is the original OBJECT!   How one portrays or represents art.   I don"t think feminism need to enter into it.
DragonOfEvil Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
I don't know. :P
ScribbleZennias Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Objectifying and enjoying the good qualities of something are not the same thing.
Dark-Phobos Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
It's clearly a violation to objectify a woman, but only if the woman has no liking to it, whatsoever. If she does allow it, it's only her decision and shouldn't be UP to ANYONE else's. However, the concept that we mostly see today is if a man does something to a woman (slapping, punching, kicking, etc.), it's clearly right through abuse, however, if it's the other way around, we don't act as much towards it. However, it seems like that many people say men abuse woman, but when a woman is involved by doing these actions, they think it's a self-defense. Thus, this is confusing, for that men must respect woman, but I'm female myself, but I seek that this only feels like men are stronger than women. I feel that women are weak while men are stronger, which makes me upset by the fact of looking at this question and deeper into many things about men and women. However, I'm sure women can be very strong and tomboy-like as well and (I'm a huge tomboy myself) they LOVE to play all these tough sports, wear masculine clothing, play rough, and much more.

Another thing I question about is the so-called "censored" thing with women's breasts and men. I meant that why are women told not to take their shirts off, but look what men can do: They can take their shirts off. Why? Well, I don't even know why they would not allow it, but is it because of the women's features of the breasts being large? Maybe, but why can some really obese (no offense) man on the beach take his shirt off with no one caring. If it's a women, EVERYONE STARES. That part I'm not joking about (well, people would stare at the obese man with his shirt off...), because in public, it's usually never seen so much and we are used to men taking their shirts off.

Hmmm..... What do all of you have to say about this oddity we have...?
IonaBaird123 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist Interface Designer
You just spoke my mind. Men and women will never truly be equal in my opinion because women will always be looked at differently than men. 
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