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Sanctioning resistance to sexual objectification: An integrative system justification perspective

Calogero, Rachel M., Tylka, Tracy L. (2014) Sanctioning resistance to sexual objectification: An integrative system justification perspective. Journal of Social Issues, 70 (4). pp. 763-778. ISSN 1540-4560. (doi:10.1111/josi.12090) (KAR id:49173)

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In this article, we describe an integrated theoretical approach for promoting resistance to the system of sexual objectification. Drawing from system justification and objectification theories, we propose a two-arm approach that would harness the system justification motive and adjust the lens of self-objectification in order to facilitate social change. We suggest that it is necessary to frame a rejection of the system of sexual objectification as a way to preserve (rather than threaten) the societal status quo. Further, we argue that it is critical to alter and expand the self-objectified lens through which many women come to view themselves in order to reduce their dependence on the system that constructs and sustains that lens. Although we recognize that multiple approaches and perspectives are needed, we argue that a disruption of the system at its ideological roots is essential to ultimately transcend sexual objectification as a cultural practice.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/josi.12090
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Rachel Calogero
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2015 10:39 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 05:12 UTC
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