I had a similar conversation with Reid as she put on her blog.
I have some personal views to share.
I feel like the "Gaze" is really only a tool used to point out a male dominated industry. If we, females, had the same amount of influence in the mainstream film category I think there would be just asmuch female gaze as there is male gaze now. It would be alright if there was an equal amount of gaze from both sides, male and female, at both sides, male and female. I bet we wouldn't even be bothered by it if this balance was achieved.
What does everyone else think?