Blog post# 2- Ways of Seeing

Today, women are still objectified in much the same way that Berger described them. They are often viewed as objects of pleasure & satisfaction. Women on social media promote unremarkable body standards, like the woman in the video mentions, that the nude paintings describe an unrecognizable and exaggerated body for the pleasure of men and are not retable to most women in general. Women are portrayed in these paintings as submissive to men and for them to display their dominance.
Compared to the women in European paintings, women in social media have more control over their images since they are able to choose what they want to share. Despite this, women tend to be influenced by the male gaze as there is an expectation that a woman should act in a certain way to appear attractive to men.
Berner asserted that being naked means seeing oneself naked in their own skin, while nude means displaying a naked body, which does not always show the woman’s unique attributes, but rather is meant for the pleasure of men. The woman mentions a book, in which a girl was told not to touch her own breasts, to close her mouth completely, or to put her legs together as a sign of availability.

2 thoughts on “Blog post# 2- Ways of Seeing

  • March 25, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    Mufizur, great work here. I’m wondering if you could say more about why you feel these problems persist.

    • March 27, 2022 at 8:31 pm

      I think the problem is in the way our society teaches women to behave in a certain way towards men, and they are told to do what men expect from them, this has been continued for ages and that is why it’s been passed down till date.

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