“Sexy Women” Seen As “Objects,” Mind-Numbingly Obvious Study Claims
6:48 pm, May 15th | by Amy Tennery
A report on sexual objectification shows that both men and women perceive images of “sexy” women as “objects,” according to
your freshman women’s studies professor Medical Express. Like sexy, breathing bags of flesh. Humanoid pleasurebots.
The study, carried out by a team of Belgian scientists, determined the object-versus-person distinction by showing test subjects images of men and women (correction, sexy men and women), some of them upside-down. “Pictures of people present a recognition problem when they’re turned upside-down, but pictures of objects don’t have that problem,” Medical Express explained. And, wouldn’t you know it, people had a harder time recognizing the men when they were flipped over. Women, miraculously, were still readily obvious as women. Eureka.
Of course, it’s worth noting that both men and women (of, presumably, diverse sexual orientations) both saw women as objects and men as people. Maybe this whole “popular culture” racket is onto something…