Great Scott! I take one little unexcused absence and what the heck? An unchecked Mandos proliferation, Colette, some delusional chappie taking it on the chin for hottt nurses over 35, and now complaints that "butch" is a dirty word? I mean, what the heck?
Objectification, my young anti-nausea pills, is what happens when a person’s humanity is called into question by some fuckwad or fuckwads who imagine themselves, because of their perceived caste or social status, to be in a position to bestow or subtract the quality of being human on the person in question. It appears to be required behavior in a social system wherein relationships are defined by dominance and submission.
Note that, according to Twisty analysis, a woman, to use a familiar example, cannot actually be said to embody beauty, since she has human status, and is neither a material "thing" nor an abstract philosophical principle.