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Sleigh, who died in 2010 at the age of 94, wanted to confront the male gaze and counter it with a female point of view, and her solution was to paint men in the nude.
Sleigh became known for her explicit paintings of male nudes, which subverted the art historical tradition of a male gaze onto a female body.
The editors (both of the Gender Institute, London School of Economics, England) do not explain the specific criteria they used in selecting particular concepts for inclusion, but clearly due to the limitations of space they have selected very broad topics, such as class, cultural difference, disability, feminist economics, feminist politics, gender and development, gender-based violence, heteronormativity, interdisciplinarity, the male gaze, new reproductive technologies, performativity, postcolonialism, the sexual division of labor, and subjectivity, to name a few.
It turns around the male gaze, making patriarchal tyranny seem like an acceptable tradition that we never thought we needed to break.
From the moment that the prima donna began capturing the imaginations of opera-goers, she has been mediated and partly defined through a male gaze," said Prof Cowgill.
Speaking at a preview for the exhibition, Wallinger said: "This whole building is the history of the male gaze.
Arranz's detailed overview of North-American film theory rests on the feminist assumption that by privileging the male gaze, a predominantly male cinema validates a symbolic order that undermines the legal advances of women in terms of gender equality.
Joining them will be an all star cast including Middlesbrough's kings of thrash LIFELESS, hotly tipped Hartlepool math-rock kids ARCS & TRAUMA, Newcastle punks PURE GRAFT, the wonderfully named JIMMY FLOYD HASSELBAIND, Teesside heroes PELLETHEAD, brand new Marske supergroup MALE GAZE and Middlesbrough's answer to the Foo Fighters, BISONS.
He has taken a white life, but Wright's narrative construction represents that life as property, specifically the property of the white, male gaze.
The inscription of symbolic value of a saved soul and the victory of justice and truth into the narrative of the scene offers an educational allegorical basis, providing the survival of the male gaze in the centuries-worth of development of such a voyeuristic genre-scene.
Of course, at this point in my very "Eurocentric" l argument, Muslim apologists would point out that the burqa protects and even liberates women from the leering male gaze.