Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bikinis: a way to transform a woman to object

Even if common sense told us that when you put a scantily clad woman in front of men they will see it as objects, not as a person with thoughts and feelings, a recent research is confirming this.

According to National Geographic, when bain scans were done in 21 heterosexual males, the region of the brain associated with tool use lighted up.

Men saw women "as sexually inviting, but they were not thinking about their minds".

In the case of women, it's difficult to know if they would react the same way that men because women tend to try to interpret men's minds, think what they are interested in and try to please them.

I don't know if this is an instinct or it's something cause by media, but I believe we have a better knowledge and information that allow us to avoid being treated as tools and that can help us our daughters to understand this and try not to objectify themselves.

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