I agree that representations of women today objectify them in more ways than the renaissance paintings. Back then all men had were just that… paintings. Now with advanced technology you get more. Videos for example are just the tip of the iceberg. There are sites used as well. I think all women are determined by the male gaze. They all like to feel wanted and desired. Some women seek validation in the male gaze. But women don’t want to be seen as an object that men can use for their advantage and pleasure. They want to be desired due to societies portrayal that being wanted is something we should all want and experience. I think in certain cases women have control over the images that get put out into the media but in other situations they do not. I think women will always be sexualized, no matter what era we enter.