The Problem of Self-Objectification
After going to Chicago’s latest Comic-Con ago its hard not to notice the objectification of women. What some people might not think about however, is the self-objectification of women.
Mindy shared a great article with me on the matter, from a panel presentation called “Oh, You Sexy Geek!” The panel description:
- Does displaying the sexiness of fangirls benefit or demean them? When geek girls show off, are they liberating themselves or pandering to men? Do some “fake fangirls” blend sex appeal with nerdiness just to appeal to the growing geek/nerd market, or is that question itself unfair? And what’s up with all the Slave Leias?