Sexual Objectification and the Male Gaze by Laura Mulvey (1975)

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Sexual Objectification and the Male Gaze by Laura Mulvey (1975)

  1. 1. Sexual Objectification and the Male Gaze (Laura Mulvey 1975)
  2. 2. •Definition of Voyeurism: Erotic pleasures gained from looking at a sexual object (who is unaware of being watched). •Presence of women solely for the purpose of display (rather than a narrative function). •Female on display is passive and objectified for a male gaze regardless of viewers gender. •Voyeuristic treatment of female body in ‘male’ videos - use of dancers as adornments to the male ego.
  3. 3. •Voyeuristic treatment of female body in ‘male’ videos - use of dancers as adornments to the male ego. •The inclusion of women for display is a staple element in music video's - across all genres •Women connote to-be-looked-at-ness and are the object of the male gaze.

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