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GRM780 Radio Sex and The Music Industy FRI 3/11/2011

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Photobucket According to Mulvey: “...the male gaze projects its phantasy on to the female figure which is styled accordingly….women are simultaneously looked at and displayed, with their appearance coded for strong visual and erotic impact so that they can be said to connote to-be-looked-at-ness”. As a result, women hold the look of the male, play to it and thus signify male desire. This definition of gender roles is clearly existent within the world of narrative cinema. However, it is presently being challenged by both male and female artists through their struggle to take a stand against these stereotypical and dangerous coding signifiers. Can the same be said for women in the music industry? Read more at Suite101: Women, Sex and Music: The Sexualization of Female Singers in the Music Industry http://www.suite101.com/content/women-in-music-a52295#ixzz1FVAaW7Hm