My point wasn't meant to be obtuse and I don't think your standard for objectification is consistent. You seem to imply that people actively choose to be objects, but unless you can read minds this is a very broad and irrational assumption. Also, I think the point about self-respect is not the issue. I think self-respect has been over-emphasized as part of the self-esteem movement. Generations of young people have been taught to feel good about themselves for no reason and because of that, they feel entitled to things, such as sex. Is it really any surprise that people are so immature when they've been taught to overly respect themselves?