I saw on CNN the following headline: Men see bikini-clad women as objects. I saw this and was like, “No fooling?!” We’ve been saying it for 1400 years that Islam, by telling us to cover up, is saving us from being objectified. And we constantly have to hear back that covering up makes us objects. Well, thank heaven we have science to back us up now! 😉 Interesting little tidbit from the article:
A supplementary study on both male and female undergraduates found that men tend to associate bikini-clad women with first-person action verbs such as I “push,” “handle” and “grab” instead of the third-person forms such as she “pushes,” “handles” and “grabs.” They associated fully clothed women, on the other hand, with the third-person forms, indicating these women were perceived as in control of their own actions. The females who took the test did not show this effect, Fiske said.
It’s going to be fun pointing this article out to the hijab haters! It sure beats all those studies that say Vitamin D levels in Arab (code word to imply Muslim!) are simply life-threateningly low.