John writes about how woman were painted as objects and how that changed in time. He also talks about the difference between a woman being naked and nude. After reading chapter three I believe that being nude was a form of art where woman were painted as objects and only for the pleasure of the spectator, while women painted naked was a form of art where women were seen as lovers, and not just as an object. When we think of naked we think of lust and being vulnerable. In a painting of a women the man sees her and imagines what he is capable of doing to her even if is not.
However, women aren’t innocent in this controversy either. They have some control over the attention they receive based on how they dress and present themselves socially. I know for a fact the reason my friend dresses up and stands out it for the attention. In conclusion I agree with Sheets-Johnstone’s thoughts about women only being seen as body parts and objects. Although some perspectives on the subject claim women live in bad faith and put themselves in situations to be defined as a body part, if there was no routine of male’s looking or the notion to dominate and females attention starvation or feelings to please, there would be no need for a dominant and submissive relationship.
This adds features this as it shows a group of men look down on the woman with one also holding her down showing their power and domination over her. Goffman’s Theory also explains that woman are portrayed sexually which is also true about the ad as the woman appears in sexualised way and also has a blank facial expression. Lastly the Goffman Theory details that woman usually emphasis a part of their body which usually has nothing to do with the intended product. This again is shown in the ad as the woman has her legs stretched up which emphasises them, and this also adds to the sexualisation of the
Women are expected to put on a motherly overtone while working; they are required to laugh at the jokes of the customers and are expected to go above and beyond their traditional expectations. However, if a man was working in these types of jobs he would not be required to display these types of emotions and nobody would think any differently of him. This is a double standard that many women are subjected to in the workplace. The importance of shadow labor becomes apparent when considering how society reacts to it. There are many feminine jobs that are considered detached from any type of emotional investment, but despite this common misconception, “it’s the emotional labor, the stress of feeling obligated to smile through humiliating comments that marks this work
Focusing on the picture with the young woman lying against the man, this picture is posed like this to make women think that they need to not only look like her, but act like her as well to get the man. As Killbourne states, "There are two identical women looking adoringly at the man in the ad, but he isn't looking at either one of them. . . Clearly the way to get beautiful women is to ignore them, perhaps mistreat them" (272).
For instance, even though many of the Arab American women are required to cover themselves, almost all of them cover their bodies because they choose and not because they are forced to. Being unaware of the choice that these women have, the dominant society judges them and makes them feel like they are oppressed. The images that many people saw in the media, when the Arab-Americans were shifting from model minority, to problem minority were women who were covered and absent from the scene and suddenly without a complete knowledge of what is really going on. On the other hand it is not only the immigrants that control and regulate women’s sexuality. Based on Entry Denied, the U.S regulated Asian American women’s sexuality.
Women as the object of male desire and identification are the two way women are presented in the narrative cinema according to Mulvey. The former one makes woman a passive spectacle on which men confers their schopophilic look, last one is identification which she describes through Lacan’s Mirror stage; it defines narcissistic men against women. She mentions in her essay that “the pleasure” is provided through the visualization of women in cinema, the analysis of this pleasure will destroyed it. Schopophilia is the pleasure in looking at another as sexual object. The audience looked at the female character of the film with their sexual desire in their imagination.
Jorrel Clyde D. Barrera 4P3 Art Appreciation Amanda V. Lachica Nude Vs Naked Being nude and being naked are often used as synonyms. However, there is a clear distinction between the two when it comes to culture. To be naked is to be to be oneself. Also nakedness, according to John Berger is the acted sexual love while nude is the body which is to be looked at and to be consumed. While being nude on the other hand is a form of display.
This is not to say that the object behaves optically as a mirror; instead it means that the awareness of any object can induce an awareness of also being an object. The male gaze occurs when the camera puts the audience into the perspective of a heterosexual man. It may linger over the curves of a woman's body, for instance.  The woman is usually displayed on two different levels: as an erotic object for both the characters within the film, as well as the spectator who is watching the film. The man emerges as the dominant power within the created film fantasy The Female Gaze is a Gaze trope about the way a work is presented as from a female perspective or reflects female attitudes, either because of the creator's gender or because it is aimed at a female audience.
Valenti provides many statistics of abuse against women here in the United States as well as examples of evidence for the mistreatment of women. Valenti's appeals began before she had written a single word, mainly due to her being a woman. She appeals to the emotional side of her readers, writing that we “cry with Oprah and laugh with Tina Fey”, that we are “fooling ourselves” into believing that a “mirage of equality...is the real thing." She is trying to explain that it is a sort of ignorance-is-bliss situation: look at all these successful women on television so how could equality not exist? She also cites facts, while maintaining an emotion, by mentioning George Sodini, who specifically targeted women in his shooting “killing three women and injuring nine others."