Sexualisation of the female body is not a new concept. The recent allegations of abuse against Harvey Weinstein and the late Fox C.E.O Roger Ailes has sparked a fire, bringing the prevalence of sexual harassment to the forefront of current media.
But why are women targeted when it comes to sexual harassment? The answer is systemic and derives from the sexualisation of the female body. When it comes to depictions and preconceived notions of the human body, there’s no equality between genders; the female form is exclusively sexualized. Historic perceptions, too, were centered around the idea of connection between sex and the body, but this is deeply flawed.
Female breasts are not a sexual organ. In cultures around the world, women are able to be topless simply because of the lack of a societal implication of sexuality. Today, you can sunbathe topless on beaches in Egypt and Tunisia. Indonesian women…
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