Kamala Harris Nude : After the debate, Kamala Harris’s ‘naked’ Google searches reveal a lot about women in politics.
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Following Wednesday’s vice presidential debate, a surge in persons searching Google for Senator Kamala Harris, as well as the terms “nude,” “bathing suit,” and “bikini.”
Harris challenged Vice President Mike Pence for 90 minutes at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, with less than a month until the presidential election on November 3.
In the hours following the fight, people in the United States were searching for “Kamala Harris bathing suit,” “Kamala Harris nude,” and “Kamala Harris bikini,” according to Google Trends, a website provided by the search engine that collects statistics on how popular search keywords are throughout the world.
In the four hours leading up to 7 a.m. ET, Google Trends classified these as “growing relevant questions” for the search term “Kamala Harris.” People looking for “Kamala Harris” also used the terms “bathing suit,” “nude,” and “bikini” in the four hours leading up to 7 a.m. ET.
The term “rising” implies that during that four-hour period, search terms relating to Kamala Harris saw the most significant increase in comparison to all others.
In the same time frame, Pence’s connected queries were “x males,” “net worth 2020,” and “HIV.”
X-Men is presumably a reference to a joke that compares him to the comic book villain Stryker, and HIV is likely a reference to his management of the virus’s epidemic in Indiana.
The vice presidential debate discussed the COVID-19 pandemic as well as their running partners, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.
When Pence continually interrupted Harris during the event, she told him, “I’m speaking,” which sparked a meme and merchandise.
The searches that result appear to be an indication of the sexist sentiments that female politicians face.
Female politicians receive less media coverage than their male counterparts, according to a study published earlier this year in the Journal of Communication that evaluated current studies, but when they are included, more attention is paid to their attractiveness and personal lives.
According to research, objectification can have an impact on how people are seen by the general public.
According to a study published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology on 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, objectifying Palin by focusing on her appearance made her appear less competent and “truly human” in the view of 133 participants.
Volunteers were also less likely to vote for McCain-Palin in the 2008 presidential election.
A subsequent study published in the journal Communication Studies in 2016 used Facebook to investigate the consequences of reducing a female political candidate to her physical characteristics, and came up with identical results.
To discuss a potential female candidate, the researchers generated two feeds. Both streams focused on her policy credentials, but one of them also featured comments about her appearance.
When the lady was objectified, the team discovered that people’s perceptions of her credibility and suitability for office were influenced.
“I am not aware of [the] search content, but certainly women in politics are objectified and sexualized,” Jamie Goldenberg, a professor of psychology at the University of South Florida who co-authored the Palin study, told Newsweek via email.
Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton were both objectified recently, which means they were judged only on the basis of their physical attractiveness.
“Clinton’s criticism was frequently about not being feminine enough (recall the pantsuit), whereas Palin was more blatantly sexualized, comparable to Kamala Harris, who, I believe, was referred to as ‘The Hot Vice President In Charge’ on Saturday night’s episode of Saturday Night Live.”
Women in politics face “tremendous” challenges in terms of being regarded as “acceptable” and “likeable,” according to Supriya Garikipati, an associate professor of economics at the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom.
Who told Newsweek via email that the idea of leadership in society is still “heavily masculinized.”
“A similar notion is society’s difficulties in accepting a woman only for her professional accomplishment,” Garikipati remarked. We like her much more if she is also a successful wife and mother.
She ‘ticks’ all of our boxes when it comes to womanhood. We lay enormous obligations on women as a society.”
According to Jennifer Piscopo, an associate professor of politics at Occidental College, the Google searches reveal an issue that extends beyond individual sexual desires.
She claims that many of the sexualized images of female politicians that circulate online are fraudulent, with designers superimposing photos onto nudity images.
According to Piscopo, “the spreading of these photos is a common type of political deception that targets women.”
“Objectified and sexualized photographs of female politicians circulate online all the time,” she added, “so it’s all about the people who make and distribute these images in the first place.”
The ‘content providers’ want to denigrate and condemn individual women, delivering the message that politics isn’t for them.”
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