What is the female gaze?

The female gaze is a feminist film theoretical term representing the gaze of the female viewer. It is a response to feminist film theorist Laura Mulvey's term, "the male gaze", which represents not only the gaze of the male viewer but also the gaze of the male character and the male creator of the film. 

Watch Jill Soloway explain what the female gaze is...(start at :45 seconds in)