A broad term describing the lens through which men in a heterosexual-masculine-based society illustrate women and the world. Women are generally sexualized, objectified, and seen as inferior through this lens, and it's argued to be a driving ideology behind sexism in modern society. And, rather than a conscious and vicious mindset, this is mainly subconscious through lifelong subjection to biased media, language, job market, etc, in conjunction with natural desires heterosexual men possess. In women it's often called "internalized" male gaze, which would subtract the part about natural desires.
Friend 1: Yeah she was a great actress in the movie but they didn't dress her right, totally took away from the appeal.
Friend 2: Your male gaze is showing
by calzigros November 29, 2020
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"A way of looking at the world through a masculine lens that views women as sexual objects." A word created by feminists which think any man that stares at them wants to rape them or sexually assault them and think that women have never looked at a guy and thought "I would like to fuck him." ever in history. Even though women use men as only sexual objects just as much.
Feminist: You have such a male gaze you filthy pig.
Man: I've been standing in line waiting to order what are you talking about?
Feminist: Are you really mansplaining me right now?
Man: What the fuck is wrong with you?
by Ronsqa May 8, 2018
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The internalized male gaze is the act of depicting women in f.ex. movies and literature by hetero sexual men. Every woman is influenced by it everyday, because they have this male voyeurism inside their mind. Since the rise of kinks ( everything can be a kink/ many kinks are normalized) and the oversexualization of woman, there’s no space which isn’t influenced by it. Everything a woman does could cater a male viewer, which is in the basic form, what society to this day forces on women. This whole process is for the majority more on a subconscious level.

The line between the free will and the internalized male gaze is fluent and many woman can’t tell the difference anymore between ‘what do I like?’ And ‘what attracts men?’, because it’s been taught to them through movies, through their parents and the media that they should please men.
The way hollywood is showing Megan fox fixing a car in the transformer movie is a prime example of the internalized male gaze, since she can’t even repair a car without being sexualized.
by Jay.meee February 16, 2021
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