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