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November 20, 2012

Cameron Diaz Thinks Every Woman Wants to Be Objectified

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Ladies, I’m not sure if you know this or not, but you want to be objectified. At least, according to Cameron Diaz you do.

In a recent interview with The Sunday Times, the 40-year-old actress made some eyebrow raising comments.

“I think every woman does want to be objectified. There’s a little part of you at all times that hopes to be somewhat objectified, and I think it’s healthy,” she said

Speak for yourself, Cameron.

I think she may have a problem with semantics here. To objectify someone is to make them into an object–without emotional layers or intelligence. If Diaz had said that every woman wants to be regarded as sexy on occasion, then that would make sense to me, but objectified? That’s a poor choice of words. It’s surrounded with negative connotations and stirs up images of 1960s’ receptionists on Mad Men. Or worse: Kate Upton doing the Cat Daddy Dance.

Diaz added that revealing photo shoots make her feel “empowered,” which I could definitely understand. When you look good, you feel good.

She also added that being objectified is okay with her as long as she can control it: “[Photographers are] like, ‘Today we’re not going to put anything other than bras and heels on you,’ and I’m like, ‘These heels are not high enough.’ ”

I understand that you can control a photo shoot, but being objectified is another thing entirely. Being objectified, by definition, drains the power from the objectee and not the other way around.

Every woman wants to be objectified? I doubt it.