Women's primary function is to be exhibitionistically
displayed, for other characters and the audience, and eventually to be joined in marriage to appropriate Oedipal figures.
They draw attention to his revelatory diaries, which he perhaps exhibitionistically
published while still alive.
He "exults" in the masculine freedom and mobility which he is exhibitionistically
displaying, the metaphoric "thrusting with his legs and all his body, without bond or connection," yet as exhibitionist, as object of the watcher's gaze, he is positioning himself in a passive and thus "feminine" position of vulnerability or susceptibility to Gudrun's active, assertive, and eventually sadistic control.
All of this suggests the not-so-sublime character of the avant-garde artist who is stuck in adolescence--who is more into expression than organization, and who uses perversity as a way of hiding (from him- or herself as well as from others) while seeming to reveal his or her true self exhibitionistically
Buy beyond that, Bowery projects his nakedness exhibitionistically
, so that he cannot be humiliated through it.