Qur'anic Analysis of "Women's Self-objectification" and the Ways to Deal with It

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The instrumental behavior of some of the men in society with women has led some women to accept the objectivist view of others and to regard themselves as a sexual object. In psychology, this cognitive-behavioral phenomenon is called "Self-objectification ". Given the behavioral effects and social damages of this disorder, it is not enough to introduce and know this phenomenon and it is necessary to come up with a holistic and reassuring school like the revelatory teachings of Islam and extract effective theoretical elements to identify and confront it. Through comparative and analytical method, the present study has investigated and rooted this phenomenon in the Holy Quran and then searched for Qur'anic strategies to deal with it. According to studies, the most important fundamentals of women's self- objectification from the Qur'an's viewpoint are unmanageable imagination, tendency to self-glorification, and showing off in women. Practical strategies of the Qur'an for its prevention and treatment are to give the woman identity based on considering them as a model for all of humanity, to emphasize equality of worship and the evolutionary capacity of men and women, and finally to control and limit her physical and instinctual tendencies.
The Quarterly Journal of Islam and Social Studies, Volume:7 Issue: 2, 2019
136 to 158
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