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What Is the Male Gaze? Criticisms of the Male Gaze in Media

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Sep 26, 2022 • 3 min read

The male gaze places women in the context of male desire, essentially portraying the female body as eye candy for the heterosexual man. By valuing the desires of the male audience, the male gaze supports the self-objectification of women.