Maybe, as parents, we need to risk being “unpopular” and turn the TV off, or even cancel our cable bill. We complain that men objectify women, yet when we are raising them, we have the TV on to all kinds of “adult appropriate” programming. Short of making them leave the room, they are going to see whatever TV or movie we are watching.
With women, it can be very difficult to dress modestly even if you want to, unless you know how to sew and can afford the machine, fabric, patterns and have the time to do so. In stores right now it is almost impossible to find a skirt that even comes to the top of a woman’s knees or pants that aren’t skin tight. I’m not advocating wearing those things, I’m just saying that it’s hard to dress modestly when there are no modest clothes available - especially at a modest price point.
I think the first step to breaking the cycle of objectification is to unplug. Then women aren’t bombarded with inappropriate fashion images and men aren’t bombarded with inappropriate images. We’ve made objectifying fashionable and normal.