Headless women, for example, make it easy to see them as only a body by erasing the individuality communicated through faces, eyes and eye contact: We achieve the same effect when showing women from behind, which adds another layer of sexual violability.
American Apparel seems to be a culprit in this regard: Covering up a woman’s face works well, too: 2) Does the image present a sexualized person as a stand-in for an object?
The breasts of the woman in this beer ad, for example, are conflated with the cans: Likewise the woman in this fashion spread in , in which a woman becomes a table upon which things are perched.
She is reduced to an inanimate object, a useful tool for the assumed heterosexual male viewer: 3) Does the image show sexualized persons as interchangeable?
And like objects, “more is better,” a market sentiment that erases the worth of individual women.The Harvey Weinsten sexual misconduct scandal has caused Terry Crews to recount a time he was sexually assaulted by a high level Hollywood executive.Also, a the first black woman has come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey.Four women said that they experienced unwanted touching that could be classified as an assault.Lucia Stoller, now Lucia Evans, was approached by Weinstein at Cipriani Upstairs, a club in New York, in 2004, the summer before her senior year at Middlebury College.
She declined, but said that she would do readings during the day for a casting executive.