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The Male Gaze: Definition & Theory - Quiz & Worksheet

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Which statement best describes the Male Gaze Theory?

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1. Laura Mulvey's essay about the Male Gaze Theory was initially used to study what specific form of media?

2. When discussing the role of women in films, Mulvey is quoted as saying, ' women are the bearer of meaning and not the maker of meaning. ' What did she mean by this statement?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The male gaze is a relatively recent concept in feminist theory, and this quiz/worksheet combo will teach you about its origins and meaning. You'll also learn how to identify examples of the male gaze.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of the male gaze
  • Where the male gaze was first studied in modern media
  • Conclusions from Laura Mulvey's study of the male gaze
  • Examples of the male gaze theory

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the male gaze in feminist theory
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding types of media in which the male gaze has been identified
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine the portrayal of women in films, television and advertising in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about the male gaze, review the accompanying lesson on The Male Gaze in Feminist Theory. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the male gaze
  • Identify the woman responsible for first studying the male gaze
  • Analyze the most salient points from the essay Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema
  • Identify examples of the male gaze in media
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