i recently went searching for the source of a phrase used in
a widely circulated essay of some years back that, in reference
to "the gaze," talks about women as embodying a quality
the author calls "to-be-looked-at-ness" . . . but i wasn't able
to find it in the work of any of the [to me] usual suspects,
though i may have been looking in the wrong places . . .

is there anyone who can tell me whose phrase this originally
was and where it appears . . .

thanks much


Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite