Objectification and Self-Objectification of Women in Current Society
Yifan Wang, Yanrong Li
Available Online 1 May 2020.
- https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200428.126How to use a DOI?
- objectification, female stereotype, women’s self-objectification, social media, self-efficacy
- This paper aims to analysis and explains that the objectification of women in society makes women begin to objectify themselves, which leads enormous negative impacts on women’s identity. Specifically speaking, when the reality becomes that people only valued how women look, many women choose to accept it and try their best to adapt to it through physically changing themselves. For example, they use photoshopping apps like Meitu to revise their facial structure, putting on garish makeups, or doing the plastic surgery (the sentence is too long). Without considering all the negative impacts those ways of changes may bring about, many women yearn for catering to the dominant culture of society that tends to objectify women/highlight women’s looking. This study elaborates the issue of self-objectification into three perspectives—impact of social media, peer pressure, and the diversity definition of beauty. It also brings up the theorem of self-efficacy to explain why improving and strengthening self-confidence and self-understanding can be the best way to change the problem of self-objectification.
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- This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.
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TY - CONF AU - Yifan Wang AU - Yanrong Li PY - 2020 DA - 2020/05/01 TI - Objectification and Self-Objectification of Women in Current Society BT - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 583 EP - 586 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200428.126 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200428.126 ID - Wang2020 ER -