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What is the Male Gaze? What is the Female Gaze?

What is the male gaze? What is female gaze? And why aren’t the two equivalent?

The male gaze was first used to describe how the audience for a movie is required to observe from the perspective of a heterosexual male; in almost all movies woman exist for men to enjoy, and the message is you too could have this. I say “this” because what the male gaze does is reduce the woman down to an object for the man. 
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