" tolerance of objectification can make people disrespectful of nature (abhorring natural disaster, genetic limitations including cancer, physical limitations such as susceptibility to disease, and death, even laughing at the threat posed by nature - regarding nature as without meaning, merely being functional or an end in itself) "

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" the history of the tolerance of objectification is questionable. The Obscene Publications Act of 1857 and the legal definition of obscenity of 1868 ("whether the tendency of the matter charged as obscenity is to deprave and corrupt those whose minds are open to such immoral influences") were established to criminalise objectification following major developments in photography (1851). As "obscenity" is not protected under the First Amendment of the US constitution, objectification manufacturers sought to change the legal definition, first succeeding in 1957 making it relative to time dependent, person dependent, and ambient content dependent "standards" which as a consequence have never successfully been used to prevent the objectification of human beings "

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