In this world, women are marketed as toys and trophies. Are we surprised when some men take things literally? Too often, it has been treated as some alien, unfamiliar worldview. And maybe the problem with sex is capitalism. Rather, it makes them vulnerable to it; the worldview gives form or direction to that isolation and incapacity. Many of the rest of us have some degree of immunity, thanks to our access to counter-narratives and to loving contact with other human beings, but we are all impacted by this idea that everyone has a market value and this world in which so many of us are marketed as toys and trophies.
Sex as a global commodity
Sex as commodity: Single and partnered men’s subjectification as heterosexual men
In the study reported here, data from implicit and behavioral choice measures did not support sexual economics theory's SET's central tenet that women view female sexuality as a commodity. Instead, men endorsed sexual exchange more than women did, which supports the idea that SET is a vestige of patriarchy. Further, men's sexual advice, more than women's, enforced the sexual double standard i. That is, men were more likely to suppress female sexuality because they resisted female empowerment and automatically associated sex with money more than women did. It appears that women are not invested in sexual economics, but rather, men are invested in patriarchy, even when it means raising the price of sexual relations.
“Sex for Sale” – Sexuality as a Commodity
The entire world threw a party the night of December 31st, It is characteristic of Michel Houellebecq that the hero of his latest novel - Michel yet again, toujours Michel - should blithely await the new millennium at a beach hotel in Thailand, bombed out of his head, exactly one year later. Michel, it will be noted, has science on his side, the agreement of any number of calendarists and pedants that the millennium correctly began the first day of But the emotional truth our Michel has a fondness for italics, the emphatic shortcut the emotional truth remains - he missed the party. And Michel, a man who has never felt "any solidarity with other human beings", would prefer things that way.
The world economy is a bustling market supported by trades of commodities such as clothing, food, cars, electronics and more. Unfortunately, a darker industry prevails in the exchange of cash for innocence. In this commercial sex market, sexuality is reduced to a commodity. Where humanity is stripped, a price tag is replaced. The detachment of human intimacy from sexual relationship is perpetuated by men who purchase sex, forced upon women who are exploited through prostitution and aggravated by social acceptance of the commercial sex industry.