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How Martha Stewart Proved Women Are Still Being Objectified

It might be easy to miss if you’re not looking for it, or if you’re a man – but the objectification of women is still rife in our society. 

It could be something small, it could even come from another women. For example, when women greet each other, often one of the first things we do is complement the others appearance. 

In this episode of The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show, Jess instigates an important conversation about where our value lies as women and whether we want our self-worth to be tied to our appearance. 

BIG QUESTION: Do we ever stop objectifying women?

I know it seems inconsequential, but these little moments in time that we let pass us are all contributing to a greater problem. 

The issue has risen to the surface of pop culture again recently, showing that age doesn’t prevent the objectification of women. 

Cooking legend and media personality Martha Stewart recently appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, but it’s rubbed people the wrong way. 

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“She looks amazing. She looks absolutely incredible. So my first thought when I saw this was, yes, you do you,” Jess said. 

While she doesn’t necessarily agree with Martha’s choice, she said it’s still important that we as women continue to lift each other up.

“I’m a huge believer in as women, we support the different choices that other women make, even if it mightn’t be something that you would necessarily do. So, I thought Martha, you do you, you look amazing.

“What are we doing differently? Where our value as a woman is judged on us being on the cover of a magazine and this particular magazine,” Jess said. 

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