The Objectification of Women in Mainstream Pornographic Videos in Australia

McKee, Alan (2005) The Objectification of Women in Mainstream Pornographic Videos in Australia. The Journal of Sex Research (JSR), 42(4), pp. 277-290.

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Using twelve measures of objectification, I measured the degree to which women are objectified in mainstream pornographic videos in Australia. Seven of the measures allowed for direct comparison of female and male objectification. Of these, one shows women being more objectified than men (presence of orgasms, where women have fewer orgasms). Three show men being more objectified than women (in time spent looking at camera, where men return the gaze significantly less; in time spent talking to the camera, where they are also less engaged; and in initiating sex, where men are more sexual objects than active sexual subjects in seeking their sexual pleasure in the sample). Three measures showed no difference in objectification between men and women (naming, central characters, and time spent talking to other characters).

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ID Code: 10363
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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DOI: 10.1080/00224490509552283
ISSN: 1559-8519
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality
Deposited On: 24 Oct 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:16

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