The girlfriend gaze

Winch, Alison
December 2012
Soundings (13626620);Winter2012, Issue 52, p21
Academic Journal
The article addresses how feminists become accomplices to their own disempowerment. The marketing of perpetual girlhood through circles of female friends which generate approbation to their peers lead to the exploitation of women's bodies. Celebrity culture reflected in gossip blogs and magazines place women under merciless scrutiny, an analytical and misogynist girlfriend gaze that should be modified.


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