The Look in Sartre and Adrienne Rich
Hypatia: Journal of Feminist Philosophy
The relevance of Sartre's theory of “the look” for feminist philosophy is evaluated through juxtaposition of his analysis with images of women's oppression in Rich's early poetry. A theory of liberation that recognizes the existential dimensions of women's situations is presented. Following traces of feminist vision in Rich's recent work challenges the category of “woman” which lies at the root of the sexism.
Murphy, Julien PhD, "The Look in Sartre and Adrienne Rich" (1987). Faculty Publications. 28.