It has been found that the significant amounts of women in the societies are impacted by the self-objectification of women. This has caused a profound impact amongst the women population. This has found to affect the adolescent more when compared to the adult women in the population. During the developmental stages the women in the societies are made to conform to the unrealistic standards of the society. These are found in the mass media and also in every element of a person’s life. It starts with the idyllic portrayal of toys such as Barbie’s to mass media such as Television. The nuances of these elements points to objectification of the people and dehumanizes a person. This causes a number of consequences in the general population. It is found to impact every aspect of the society in a different manner. The nuances of the self-objectification theory are probed in detail in the following literature review.
The view of Self-objectification involves viewing oneself as an object and neglecting their feelings and other attributes. Fredrickson & Roberts(1997) state “regular exposure to objectifying experiences socializes girls and women to engage in self-objectification, whereby they come to internalize this view of themselves as an object or collection of body parts […] as many girls and women internalize the culture’s practices of objectification and habitually monitor their bodies. appearance … a disruption in the flow of consciousness permeates a host of emotional, motivational and attentional states”. The omnipresent media makes women want to strive for an ideal body, the “ideal” is actually unattainable.