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How Naruthai Tansukasem continues to advocate for ending cyber-violence and online harassment

Sexual objectification in the media can affect entertainers mentally, emotionally and physically.

How Naruthai Tansukasem continues to advocate for ending cyber-violence and online harassment

Naruthai Tansukasem performing during a 2019 reunion concert with her former group "Siamese Kittenz".

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Editor's Note: This story was initially published in Naruthai Tansukasem's words on UN Women, in participation with the organization's "Hand Over the Mic" initiative.

Many people may adore young female singers who enjoy the bright lights and legions of fans. But there's another side that few people ever think about.

We are often treated by society as mere sexual objects and not human beings with dignity and rights. The fans' actions are part of the objectification problem, but they don't realize it. Our pictures, autographs, handwritten notes to fans, meet-and-greets — all these became sellable products that cost us our privacy.

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