On objectification and the Olympics

This is as good an explanation as I’ve seen anywhere of why objectification of women’s bodies is a problem: “”The issue lies not in sexualisation itself, but in that either/or – attention to women’s bodies not supplementing, but supplanting respect for the breadth and magnitude of women’s skills.” In fact, this whole article is very much worth a read: Three Things That Need to Happen Before I Defend Men from Olympic Sexism by Lindy West

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