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gaze

the ‘look’, or viewpoint, inherent in particular cultural products. The concept originated in an article, ‘Visual pleasure and narrative cinema’ (Mulvey, 1975), which appeared in the critical film journal, Screen. Mulvey suggested that since most films are made by males, the ‘gaze’ of films is usually to objectify women – voyeuristically and stereotypically – from the point of view of the male spectator. Subsequently, the term has been used in related ways, for example, to refer more widely to the FEMALE GAZE.
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But when we reassess this scenario, another question is raised: Can this really be called a "female gaze," or is it just a reversed male gaze?
I love both forms dancing on screens but it's about the male gaze how the camera zooms in and lowers to certain body parts."
Then she demonstrates how woman builds up her own gaze through experience, learning to look at herself and her own body, through the internal power of the Medusa gaze, freeing herself from the male gaze on her, as well as the socially approved physical standards of beauty that capture women, encouraging women to follow Cixous' advice to "show them our sexts!
I'm always wrestling with the white gaze, the male gaze, the black gaze, the white male gaze, the black male gaze.
Male fashion designers, magazine editors, artists of legend, your mother, the male gaze, your own gaze and of course, social media.
According to Calabretta-Sajder, the gay gaze necessitates a reconsideration of the interpretation of the male gaze presented by Laura Mulvey.
There's a difference between the old page three models and a slightly salacious lingerie ad - and that's whether it's intended for the male gaze or for the female.
For a long time, the male gaze dominated whilst the female body has been used as muse object, however, in recent development the female gaze paved its way equally.
The important part of the song is that male gaze gets subverted as the leading ladies, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Sonam Kapoor, turn into boss ladies.
"It's really fascinating talking about the male gaze," she says, "because men do see women in a certain way, and women do often look at other women as though they're seeing them through the eyes of men.
But under the pretence of 'celebrating your sensuality' what you are actually doing is surrendering to the male gaze and objectifying yourselves because the business of cinema is of images." "When you see the fragmented bits of a woman's body, you see a heaving bosom, swinging navel, shaking hips...
In "Male Gaze," Romina Bassu explored a certain model of femininity whose genesis can be traced back to the idea of the mindless, submissive, "perfect" housewife of the 1950s.