“But the essential way of seeing women, the
essential use to which their images are put, has not changed.
Women are depicted in a quite different way from men - not
because the feminine is different from the masculine - but
because the ’ideal" spectator is always assumed to be male
and the image of the woman is designed to flatter him. If you
have any doubt that this is so, make the following experiment.
Choose from this book an image of a traditional nude.
Transform the woman into a man. Either in your mind’s eye or
by drawing on the reproduction. Then notice the violence
which that transformation does. Not to the image, but to the
assumptions of a likely viewer.”
John Berger; Ways of Seeing, pg 64
reminds me of what the Hawkeye Initiative do