Another significant aspect of this Sufi gender paradigm
is its notion of feminine equality and dignity.
Only when the scope is broadened to include male victims and female perpetrators does the insufficiency of the gender paradigm
Individualized Analysis: Harm to Both Men and Women from Forced Adherence to a Gender Paradigm
that Legitimizes Social Norms that Devalue Women
Following Gray's gender paradigm
, a man actually enters his cave.
Not surprisingly, women who break through the established gender paradigm
are carefully dressed in full hijab (Islamic dress code), invoking models of liberated women from an Islamic past, while adhering closely to Islamic values.
Immediately afterward, readings and lectures focus on what happens when the now better-defined gender paradigm
is rendered more complex by recognizing racial differences between women, as well as racial differences between men.
However, because Lane attempts to present to the contemporary reader the reasons why Gilman's ideas are valuable for current feminist analysis, she tends to make them understandable within the contemporary gender paradigm
of feminist theory.
A new, male-constructed, gender paradigm
had emerged in which women were no longer the emotionally inconstant and sexually voracious creatures of an earlier age.
that the poem both sets up and depends upon.
The Bible and other early religious texts are highly influential in shaping expectations for behavior based on gender, she says, and she seeks to deconstruct these gender paradigms
by examining three lethal women characters: Jael in Judges 4-5, Judith in the book of the Apocrypha that bears her name, and the reconfiguration of Jael in the pseudepigraphical Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum, or Biblical Antiquities.