#IStandUp

Powerful video aims to combat objectification of women in media

(screen grab via Youtube)

From the thigh gap to hypersexualized advertisements that bombard us all day, objectification of women is everywhere. A new campaign from Women Not Objects calls on women to stand up against such harm, which can add up and damage women when exposed at great lengths.

In a video entitled #IStandUp, the campaign argues that media depictions of how “ideal” women should look and act are unattainable goals. Women are invited to submit dangerous imagery to the campaign — advertisements and the like that use excessive Photoshop or reduce women to props — via Instagram or through email.

Read the full story at Refinery29.

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