Unpleasant but important quote about objectification. Note that all the participants in the study were most likely raised in a patriarchal society. Just because this involves brain scans does not mean this natural & inevitable! Our brains are deeply shaped by our culture, and we have great potential to get beyond the dehumanizing status quo!
Stop Saying "I Have a Boyfriend" To Deflect Unwanted Attention–"Male privilege is 'I have a boyfriend' being the only thing that can actually stop someone from hitting on you because they respect another male-bodied person more than they respect your rejection/lack of interest." A worthwhile read.