Online Program

Stop objectification-Hey Baby & The Interviews

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 2:46 p.m. - 3:02 p.m.

The one experience all women around the world share is objectification. It starts at a very early age for women, and ends the last day of our lives. We never talk about the experiences because they are humiliating and embarrassing.

The consequences of these experiences are what brought me to create this campaign. The reaction to the experience does manifest itself in many ways, and almost certainly in our self-image and the insecurities we all have.

As a fashion designer, since 1967, I have seen women taken under by feeling not pretty enough, thin enough, or in the right fashion. Decade after decade I wondered why we are so easily undone and I realize now that objectification is the main reason. Objectification is experienced in the workplace, and the home, and in all types of media and advertising.

The most common, especially in a city like New York, is objectification on the street.

There are many types of objectification, but first and foremost we need to turn objectification into empowerment. For now, lets deal with our bodies and self-image.

Turn the camera around, and empower yourself by taking a photo of your favorite part of your body, and post it with your empowerment statement.

Let this be the start to STOPOBJECTIFICATION.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Communication and informatics
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related education
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Evaluate the meaning and impact of objectification on girls (woman) Identify the health related consequences to youth being ojectified in the media and fashion industry Describe the Stop Objectification campaign and its role in raising awareness and understanding of objectification

Keyword(s): Adolescent Health, Self-sufficiency and Empowerment

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Norma Kamali is the lead in developing the stopobjectification campaign and oversees and directs all aspects of development. She has utilized her business success to financially support the campaign---Her concern about the industry and the impact on girls/women self image and empowerment have compeled her to address this concern that is rampant in the fashion industry. The cmapaign is not utilized to recruit and market business.
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes

Name of Organization Clinical/Research Area Type of relationship
KamaliKulture non-exist Business owner

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.