gender rivalry


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gender rivalry

Competition between the sexes for status and compensation, esp. in business, politics, and sports.
See also: rivalry
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Karl Zender argues that Quentin resents his parents, alluding to gender rivalry within the Compson family as a source of resentment.
At age seven, Caddy's actions reveal much that will later trouble Quentin and also illuminates the thread of gender rivalry. May Brown points out Caddy's defiance rather than deference to adult and male authority (Brown 291-92).