I found the course readings on Mulvey's, "Visual Pleasure and the Narrative Cinema," to be extremely challenging and rewarding upon completing our class discussion. I thought the ideas behind scopophilia, narcissism, and voyeurism to be poignant examples of how media often reduces the idea of a woman into these fragmented images of a woman's body. We identify women not by their internal qualities, but by what is innately obvious externally. This idea of the woman as body parts is prevalent in many forms of media. Do you feel that prevalence of these images is causing women to appear less gendered in an effort to gain equality or are women using the prevalence of these images to their advantage?
The Transgender Gaze
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