In this stage, the very interest in femininity remains a masculine one, with a view to reintegrating positive femininity by positive masculinity--an attempt that was doomed not only to fail, but also to end in destruction, as it happened when intuition has been masculinely
explored for military-belligerent purposes.
In the alternate version, the customer becomes the proprietor, and the queeny customer is equally queeny in his new role as the proprietor, while the proprietor-as-customer remains more masculinely
and biases of masculinely
constructed literary criticism and history.
For the masculinely
pragmatic Ennis, however, theirs was a relationship of impossibilities.
That is, by drawing on the name-brand appeal of Covent Garden, by musing extensively on the meaning of this yet unfinished place, Weeding expresses a feminine preoccupation with the dichotomy of place/face that hinders the cultivation of its masculinely
well-tended plot, its linear development as a five-act drama.
It is important, then, to consider the gender inflections of Robinson's public face (maternal femininity, demi-mondaine, or masculinely
assertive) as she considers the problem of honor and character assassination.
This 2006 version, its third incarnation dubbed just "MX-5," is redesigned to make it slightly bigger and roomier as well as more unisex--more masculinely
sporty and less femininely cute.