--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, akasha_108 <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
> An essay relevant to the current discussion
> By Greg Lyons, junior English major
> Published: Wednesday, April 21, 2004
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> To Women:
> You are attacking the wrong people if you are trying to separate
> yourselves from being labeled as mere sexual objects.
> Stop blaming your inequality on strippers, porn stars, prostitutes 
> other women who flaunt their sexuality. As a man, I'll tell you 
> now that they are not the reason for your objectification.
> Suppose, by some horrible act, all the sexually related jobs that
> "degraded" and "objectified" women just disappeared today. What 
> change? You would still be viewed as sex objects because the
> underlying reason behind the objectification is not other women, it 
> men.
> As I said, even if you forced other women to quit their jobs and 
> placed them into more "suitable" professions, you (women) would 
> be objectified by men. If you wear a low-cut shirt, we'll try to 
> down it; if you wear a miniskirt, we'll try to look up it; if we 
> long enough, we'll start to wonder how good you are in the sack.
> Do not think I'm saying that you should start wearing jumpsuits or
> cover-alls. Such a proposal would be ludicrous and ineffective 
> we would still picture you naked. And no matter what you do on the
> outside; we will always, on one level or another, sexually 
objectify you.

That's not what I've been talking about. It is the distortion of male-
female relationships that is the problem. Men fantasize about women 
and guess what? Women fantasize about men. That is NOT the issue.

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