Case studies will be presented as a counter-discourse against the androcentric definition of friendship and the prevailing conceptualization of postfeminist girlfriendship as individualistic and complicit with patriarchal networks of symbolic violence (Winch 2013).
Located within this newer cinematic and cultural ethos, Fire's turn to the issue of sexuality and sexual expression- -rendered as 'outside' of the cinematic frame by the culture of censorship, both of society and of the official Film Censor Board in India--should hardly be surprising, although its cultural fallout suggests that issues of female sexual subjectivity continue to be risky business in androcentric culture.
Virginia Burrus elaborates, "in the process of glorifying the heretical woman, those of us who attempt to reconstruct the history of women in ancient Christianity have ironically embraced women's marginalization in so far as we have failed to break free from the inherently androcentric dichotomy of 'right-thinking male' and 'heretical female.
In the effort to put in practical terms the theological concept of an inclusive communion, we need to problematize the access (or not), the use (or misuse) of power manifested through the hierarchical and androcentric structures of the church.
To assimilate into VMI's stronghold of masculinity, "otherized" female cadets often employ gender strategies, such as emphatic sameness, to avoid accepting the demeaning status of feminine "shedet" within VMI's androcentric and gender polarized environment.
This largely androcentric tradition of charismatic leaders has been complemented by a largely female following; some of the most interesting work on the church has indeed addressed the dynamics of gender.
Moreover, notwithstanding the three essays that focus primarily on women, there is a decidedly androcentric tenor to the collection (even the examples in the preface and introduction refer to male athletes).
The usefulness of Hebrew Bible texts is compromised by several factors, notably the androcentric and urban elitist perspective of the biblical authors and the questionable historicity of many of the texts themselves.