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November 6, 2007

Week 10 Discussion Questions

In film, why are women usually the subject of the male gaze and not the other way around? Why is "the gaze" considered to be masculine and what effects does this have? Should women be offended when they are the subjects of the gaze?

Week 10 Discussion Questions

How is language used to create power or a sense of it (or lack of) when it comes to a woman's sexuality and a man's sexuality? Why doesn't society want or try to get women into power and decision-making roles?

Week 10 Discussion Questions

Do you think it is possible for a film to have a female gaze and still become a "dominant" Hollywood film? Can you think of an example in which it would be socially accepted in our society for a female gaze to take precedence? Do you think the media representation of male dominance in our society leads to the acception of the manner in which women are sexualized on screen and the lack of a female gaze?

Week 10 Discussion Questions

How has power affected the relationship between men and women?
Does the word power necessarily mean being dominant? If so, how does it relate to gender and why?
Where do you think power most affects people? (At home, in the workplace, in the school environment??)