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gender role

the social expectations arising from conceptions surrounding GENDER and the behavioural expression of these, including forms of speech, mannerisms, demeanour, dress and gesture (see also GENDER IDENTITY). Masculine and feminine ideas are often deemed to be mutually exclusive, and in some societies the role behaviours may be polarized, e.g. the equation of passivity with the feminine role, and activity with the masculine role. Prescriptions concerning gender role behaviour are particularly apparent in the sexual division of labour in male and female work situations (see also DUAL LABOUR MARKET).
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By mandating adherence to a gender paradigm, dress codes can suppress sexual autonomy which in turn produces oppressive sex and gender identities.
You see, a man's powerlessness at such times fits perfectly into Gray's gender paradigm because this is an active response to a problem, and thus the proper response to a man.
Muslim women occupy few positions of real power in their countries, and gender paradigm shift is conceivable without fulfilling these two conditions.
Following this, I take up specific complications introduced when the gender paradigm encounters matters of class.
Fletcher attributes the shift in gender paradigms to the emergence of a secular culture in which scriptural and humoral explanations of women's subordination to men were being challenged by advances in scientific and medical knowledge.
When Christ is read as an interpretable character rather than as a somehow transcendental Son of God, an analysis of the gender paradigms and performances of the poem becomes possible.
Significantly, Penner's attention to lesser-known details about these cultural producers allows him to re-think them in terms of their importance to a larger understanding of shifting mid-century gender paradigms.