POST 2 – On ways of seeing/viewing
Please answer the following questions based on your readings and class discussion. Use your own experiences and realizations to help illustrate your understanding of the material – cite from the readings.
What is the male gaze and why is it a pervasive form of vision in popular culture? Give illustrative examples in a variety of media. What is the oppositional gaze and why (as described by bell hooks) has it developed? Give examples. How have you come to understand these structures and in what ways has this understanding changed your views about various media examples and of your own identity and role in these structures?
5-6 paragraphs. Include citations of the readings (Berger, hooks, Mulvey) in your post. Please include at leastone image and one link.