Is there a single word or short phrase to describe someone who treats women like objects?
Is there a similar word/phrase for who objectifies other people in general?
None really encompasses the objectification of women, but they all kind of get at the idea.
Objectifier fits your second question. Add "of women" if that's short enough to answer the first.
I've heard womanizer used that way as well, although it's not exactly the same as the formal definition.
There are a number of words that come to mind to describe someone who objectifies women, but there are so many nuanced responses that it is hard to pin down just one. Here are a few that come to mind, many of the definitions contain other possible words to describe an objectifier:
For the kind of person that objectifies women "for amorous sport," these apply:
Along the same lines: libertine, rake
If the person eying the other is doing so from afar, then ogler could work:
all definitions are from Random House
How about Hetaerism / Hetaerist?
From The Free Dictionary:
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