Last Updated on December 29, 2017 by Ellen Christian
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I’m sure we’ve all seen the ads. Those super suggestive ads that use almost naked women to sell everything from cars to perfume. Or that use the suggestion of sex to get you to buy their product or sit up and pay attention to their advertisement. Have you ever wondered about the impact those ads have? On our spouses? On our children? On ourselves? Today’s post is sponsored by the Women Not Objects, but the story is my own.
Help Stop the Objectification of Women Now
Women aren’t objects. We’re more than the sum total of our sexuality or our body measurements. We’re entire people with thoughts, dreams, goals, emotions and opinions. We should be treated that way by others and by ourselves. But we aren’t always. All too often, women are treated as objects whose only purpose is to look good to men and that’s a dangerous way of thinking.
Every time I see an ad that treats women as objects, I worry about the impact that it has on society and on our children who are still forming their thoughts and opinions about themselves and others.
Maybe you haven’t noticed the advertisements. Sometimes I tune out ads because there are so many of them. They’re everywhere you look: television, magazines, billboards, social media. Take a moment to watch the video below and you’ll see why this important message needs to be shared. I hope that after you’ve had a minute to watch it, you’ll click the like button on the video and then share this post with your friends and start a conversation about why objectification of women needs to stop.
It’s time to stop using women as objects. It’s not how women want to be spoken too and it is not how to market or sell products to them. We are not objects – we are your mothers, wives, friends, sisters, co-workers, bosses, employees, etc.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes you can feel beautiful at any age and any size. She shares healthy, realistic beauty and fashion information geared toward women over the age of 40. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.