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Norma Kamali's Stop Objectification Campaign
Having worked in the fashion industry since 1967, veteran designer Norma Kamali is taking a stand against female objectification in a new awareness campaign. On www.stopobjectification.com, she’s encouraging women to upload photos of their most powerful body parts, along with a caption explaining their strengths—and a chance to share their own objectification experiences with others.
One woman submitted a photo of her biceps, along with the caption “I can do more pushups than my husband”; another showed a close up of her eyes, along with “I survived an abusive mother to become a successful attorney, wife and mother.”
Kamali recounts her own objectification story in this video. “I was 18 and feeling totally out of power...I was so humiliated,” she recalls. She hopes with this campaign “...[we’re] creating awareness, we’re cleansing our souls and we’re becoming emotionally free of a series of incidents that have changed our behavior and affected our lives.”