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Women for the most part have always been the objects of most mens affections Unfortunately some men only view women as objects This of course is damaging to women in a number of ways However the objectification of women can also be damaging to men as well It causes men to have an unreal idea of what the average woman should be Due to results like these the objectification of women can damage mens ability to uphold a healthy psychosexual relationship Women are glorified on the covers of fashion magazines in television ads and movies The images portrayed however are not realistic images of the average woman Instead they are images of airbrushed scantly clad implanted women This idea is illustrated in Gary R Brooks essay entitled The Centerfold Syndrome Brooks states men are continually assailed with the images of naked and semi-naked women These assailments have had a large disappointing impact on the way men view the average woman Men tend to have unreal expectations of what a woman should look like and this causes problems in the interpersonal relationships between men and women Men want to interact with the type of woman that is sold Shianne Wimberly 32300 English 102 Sec 056 to their senses every day but when they have to interact with an average woman they often feel cheated A healthy psychosexual relationship consists of a balance between mental and emotional attitudes concerning sexual activity When women are objectified the mental and emotional attitudes become unbalanced with the mental attitudes carrying more weight Men begin to see women as a tool for sexual mental stimulation and their emotional needs are not fulfilled After years of this behavior men begin to dismiss the importance of the emotional perspective of a woman This idea relates to Brooks idea when he states When centerfold women are available to men as visually perfect and emotionally distant sexual fantasy objects real women become more
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