The key word here. Consenting to objectification is an empowering way for a many women to reclaim their sexual power. Within these examples, the sexualization is on their terms, and they are being paid for it: It’s not because some man said “wear this and bend over like that and I will grant you a successful career.” Dangling success in front of them like a carrot.

Women are sexual beings too. Women like sex and they like to feel and appear sexy. And guess what. It still doesn’t mean they should be treated as sexual objects.

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