Let me return to the two most common feminist "solutions" to Jesus Christ's maleness
I discussed at the beginning of this section, and rephrase them in these new terms.
What the creeds emphasise is that when the word became flesh, it is his humanity rather than his maleness
that is important (homo not vir).
We surround our circle with the honorable maleness
that has come before us.
One may well then ask, if maleness
of the ministerial priesthood does not exclude but rather includes a Marian dimension (by virtue of Christ's self-offering), why women who more perfectly embody the latter might not also represent the former.
Unlike Willa, Laurel seems unable or unwilling to locate alternative paths of self-validation besides materiality, maleness
, and marriage-- hence the negative associations of her death.
There was a sliding scale between maleness
and femaleness, with a person's individual position on this scale being determined not by a distinction in biological features (in which respect men and women were not thought to be fundamentally different)  but by a person's conduct and character.
Lewitzky's "ceremony" captured in the choreography an essential maleness
that rose above sexuality to become iconic.
Knowing that another bit of a man's identity is also passed strictly from father to son - namely, the Y chromosome, which carries the gene for maleness
- they set out to determine whether that chromosome might carry special features that would link the priests to each other and set them apart from other men, confirming the priests' unique paternal lineage.
It was never the maleness
of Jesus that was redemptive.
En route, Bynum provides an interesting reassessment of Leo Steinberg's claims concerning the representation of Christ's male sexuality in mediaeval art; pictures drawing attention to Christ's penis are not, she argues, stressing his maleness
, but rather drawing attention to his miraculous humanity, evidenced in the Circumcision, which was his first shedding of blood and so proleptic of the Crucifixion.
Alan Alda, however, broke through the solid ice of macho maleness
when women discovered his persona aglow with "sensitivity.
On February 1, 1999, the City of Louisville amended its ordinances to extend anti-discrimination provisions to include the following: 1) "an individual's actual or imputed heterosexuality, homosexuality, or bisexuality"; 2) those "having a gender identity as a result of a sex change surgery"; 3) those who manifest "for reasons other than dress, an identity not traditionally associated with one's biological maleness