Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce were packing on the PDA in NYC this weekend and we couldn’t be more obsessed if we’re being honest…
Fangirl Nonsense: Troye Sivan is the prettiest woman and the only pop star that matters right now. Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce are spotted on a date and caught kissing in NYC. Plus, they made an appearance on SNL featuring Pete Davidson and Ice Spice.
Then we have a replay! Sensual, Not Sexual: How The Female Gaze Challenges The Patriarchy
The female gaze is so much more than just a trope to discuss the medium of film. It’s turned into a way of life and a new and more accepting way to see the world. The male gaze and the heteronormative line it follows is so passe. The female gaze challenges the patriarchy by focusing on the sensual rather than the sexual.
Clenched jaws, brooding looks, flexed hands writhe with emotion, the female gaze is where it’s at. And this week we’re discussing the female gaze’s role in music and how it trumps the overpowering male gaze of oiled bodies, overly muscled men, and skimpy sexed-up school girl uniforms.
From boy bands to the allure of a guitar players’ hands to Halsey and Hayley Kiyoko, the female gaze takes many forms in music, as well as other forms of media. When misogyny has soured so much for fangirls, the female gaze is the gift that keeps on giving, so it was about time we looked into how it’s playing a role in changing the geography of the music industry.
Sources for Taylor Swift & Travis Kelce PDA + Female Gaze Replay
Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift hold hands in first PDA photos since whirlwind romance (Page Six, Nicki Cox, Eileen Reslen and Alexandra D’Aluisio, Oct 15, 2023)
Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce spotted ‘kissing throughout the night’ at late-night ‘SNL’ afterparty (Page Six, Eileen Reslen and Emily Selleck, Oct 15, 2023)
Sensual, Not Sexual: How The Female Gaze Challenges The Patriarchy (Name 3 Songs)
What Is the Male Gaze? (Very Well Minded, Sarah Vanbuskirk, Sept 2021)
Like a natural woman: how the female gaze is finally bringing real life to the screen (The Guardian, Gwendolyn Smith, 2020)
The Female Gaze: a New Psychoanalytic Theory (Cecily Jensen-Clayton, University of Southern Queensland, 2017)
The power of Mr. Darcy’s hand flex in ‘Pride and Prejudice,’ revisited 15 years later (Insider, Kim Renfo, 2020)
How the music videos of the 2010s saw women take back power (DAZED, Aimee Cliff, 2019)
Why the ‘female gaze’ is looking the wrong way (Financial Times, Harriet Fitch Little, 2018)
How music videos challenged the male gaze in 2015 (Dazed, Kat George, 2015)
Why Fans Are Obsessed With Harry Styles’ Hands (The Things, Carolina Monclou, Oct 2021)
TikTok Trend of ‘The Female Gaze’ Highlights Gender Freedom and Expression (The Utah Daily Chronicle, Avery Greig, April 2021)
Women like men’s hands, and this viral Twitter thread is proof (Yahoo!Life, Cindy Arboleda, 2017)
Seven Music Videos That Represent the Female Gaze (Audio Femme, Suzannah Weiss, 2019)
What Is the Female Gaze, and Can It Reshape Pop Culture? (Fashion Magazine, Pahull Bains, 2019)