We hear a lot of feminists lately accusing the media of objectifying women. But what do they actually mean by "sex object". Feminist media critic Caroline Heldman says women are sexually objectified whenever they are depicted as interchangeable members of a group, as a body used as a canvas for a logo or message, or as objects for consumption by men. As examples she shows photos of a group of bikini supermodels, of a woman's sensually curved body with a logo painted on her, and a men's shoe ad featuring a vending machine full of gorgeous glamour girls. Such images treat women as objects Heldman says. But surely you've spotted what else such images have in common? That's right. The models are all beautiful. The supermodels are "interchangeable" only because they are all equally gorgeous. The woman's body that is used for a "canvas" can only be used for a "canvas" because it's a body that's worth looking at in the first place, in other words, she's beautiful. And as for the ladies in the vending machine, they first have to be desirable before men will want to "buy" them, that's right, they have to be beautiful. Obviously there are no such vending machines in real life, however, bachelor auctions are quite real. So to feminists it seems "objectified" means beautiful, "sexist" means sexy, and "sex object" means sexy and beautiful. Remember this the next time you hear them. They are used only to attack beautiful women, like Karmen.