You’d have to get rid of “male gaze” too, I guess. “Objectifying gaze” for both, maybe? With context telling you what is being objectified.
maybe!!! placing the emphasis on who is being objectified rather than who’s doing the objectifying? it just drives me crazy to see everyone being like “outlander is for women!” yes. true. and that’s awesome. but women do not, universally, find men attractive. it’s for SOME women. WHICH IS STILL AWESOME BUT THE DISTINCTION MATTERS TO ME BC I’M SELF CENTERED
SURE. I think what’s appealing to a lot of people about “female gaze” is that it emphasizes how relatively rarely women’s POVs are centered in pop culture, but it’s definitely not an accurate or inclusive term.