Objectification: Is there really a 'perfect body'? Listen to 6 Minute English

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Impossibly attractive and implausibly perfect models in adverts and in movies and on TV you are much more likely to see naked or half-naked women than men. But there seems to be a trend to objectify men too. Is there any positive points to it or is it creating self-absorbed people? Listen to the discussion.
Vocabulary
objectification - the noun for when we reduce a human being to an object, we don't think of them as a real person anymore
role model - someone whose behaviour is a good example that others want to copy
aspire to - aim to be, hope to achieve
detrimental - an adjective for something that is bad for you, something that has a negative effect
narcissism - the term for someone who is so obsessed with their own body and life that they don't care about anyone else
self-conscious (about their body) - someone embarrassed about their body losing confidence in themselves as a result
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