Representations of the human body are found in all aspects of life, from advertising to entertainment and beyond. However, the mainstream iconography of each of these areas skew towards showing male- and female-bodied persons very differently.
Female gaze and male homosexuality
Contrary to popular belief, the female gaze does not directly overlap with the aesthetics of gay men.
- Main article is Yaoi.
Many creators and consumers of yaoi-style erotica are women.
Publications depicting a female gaze
In 2009, Filament Magazine published its first issue.
- Gaze - Wikipedia article discussing the concept of the "gaze" more generally.
- Male gaze