The problem is, however, that most women make less money and have less power than most men, and the message that goes out to women without power is that to get some, you need to gain control of a male view of women -- which means to get power through male power, rather than on your own.

This is where the theory of the male gaze becomes important. John Berger once noted, "Men 'act' and women 'appear.' Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at." (Ways of Seeing , p. 47)

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