It is often said that â€œlust,â€ as opposed to â€œlove,â€ is a bad thing. It is also said that sexual â€œobjectificationâ€ is always bad, especially for women. However, Simon Blackburn argues that â€œlustâ€ isnâ€™t necessarily bad, and Nussbaum argues that â€œobjectificationâ€ can be a â€œwonderfulâ€ part of sexual life. Keeping these points in mind, please complete the following 2-part exercise:
Part 1: Find an image online (no actual nudity or graphic depiction) and add it as an attachment to a post. In the post itself, write a paragraph how Blackburn would argue that lust, in the context of the image you chose, is not necessarily a bad thing.
Write a paragraph how Nussbaum would argue that objectification, in the context of the image you chose, can be a wonderful part of sexual life.
Part 2: post a separate discussion response addressing the following three points:
- Write one paragraph stating what you think of Blackburnâ€™s arguments about â€œlust.”
- Write one paragraph stating what you think of Nussbaumâ€™s arguments about â€œobjectification.â€
- Write a final paragraph in which you provide a critical assessment of the authorsâ€™ positions based on the conclusions