Sexual Objectification: Sauce for the Goose is NOT Sauce for the Gander

http://feministphilosophers.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/sexual-objectification-and-silencing-empirical-evidence/

An experiment showing that women who were led to believe they were being treated in a sexually objectifying manner by a man were negatively affected, while men who had been led to believe they were being subjected to the same behaviour from a woman, were unaffected.  (editorial comment: a really neat experimental design too, if you like that kind of thing.)

The bottom line:  “Women like to look at men’s bodies too” doesn’t seem to be an argument that holds much water when it comes to leering/ogling.

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