Unfortunately, efforts to objectify and marginalize women come from both sides of the political spectrum and everywhere in between. Jessica and I disagree on virtually everything, but she has my sympathy on this one.
Thank you, Dawn. You at least acknowledge something I can't get even supposedly "more moderate" women to cop to: Objectification happens, and it doesn't feel too good when you're the object.
It's likely Dawn sources the root causes of objectification quite differently than I do, but I'd still rather read a statement like hers than have yet another head-to-desk go-round about whether objectification exists/is evolutionarily "natural"/is a dirty lie told by feminazis/would be okay if only women would just quit complaining about it, etc.
Bravo, Dawn for not dodging that uncomfortable reality. It happens. It happens, and it's lousy.
P.S. But, Dawn, if you read this, do me a favor and don't read any other posts on this blog, because they tend to have all kinds of cusses in them (except I do keep the 2nd Commandment, but still) and also, one of them contains a picture of my boobs (in a bra, but still). I am sorry. :(