" 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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" leads to sexually discriminant socially acceptable constructs - eg objectification in the media and apparent self-objectification (demonstration of ones capacity to be an object), where as fighting is disdained (demonstration of ones capacity to objectify) "

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