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In general objectification is the lack of concern for rights, feelings and experiences of the one being objectified.
One can objectify others by treating them as tools or by straight-out destroying some important part of them (life, bodily integrity, liberty, sanity...) for purposes of one's own.
However, this happens relatively rarely.

On everyday basis objectification comes down to fungibility - seeing the ones who are being objectified as interchangeable. E. g. if one sees a husband as a combination hammer/vibrator/atm then all men capable of fulfilling these three functions are interchangeable; if one sees a date as eye-candy all good-looking people of the right gender are interchangeable; if one sees poor people as targets of improvement all poor people are interchangeable; if one gets off on inspiration porn all handicapped people are interchangeable.

Not everyone seems to understand that all of these can be deeply offensive.
They are offensive to many people, and they are offensive despite the fact that multiple men search for a wife on the strength of their income/hammer-wielding abilities, multiple women produce porn and enjoy being perceived as eye-candy, multiple poor people beg, and AlejAndro Anastasio makes inspirational videos.

I am often rude to those people.

Below are links to articles by people more polite than me:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rob-j-quinn/cerebral-palsy-rob-quinn_b_4628273.html
http://www.friendshipcircle.org/blog/2013/12/24/inspiration-is-not-inclusion/
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