Playwright Tennessee Williams use the character's actions, descriptions, or word's of Blanche to make a statement about gender in society. Blanche is a woman who has had a troubles in life, due to several causes. These troubles have led to her 'confusion' about society.
I guess you are used to girls that like to be lost. The kind that get lost immediately, on the first date!"
This moment in the book is where we see Blanche's thrive to be different, while also to be accepted. She does not want to be seen as common, in order to be prepared for her perfect lover, while she also knows that men,during this time period, want women to be simple and reliant on them.
[holding tight to his arm]: Whoever you are--I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Despite her previous claims of being different, Blanche, under the mental toll of her upbringing, has the base qualities of a flimsy woman, who relies on a man to be he source of survival. She immediately clins onto the doctor, as he estures her to follow nicely, similar to what she imagines her 'perfect' man to be.
There are many ways to interpret the meaning of these scenes, and come with a conclusion. For the appropriate time, I believe that Tennessee sees women all the same. They are willing to easily jump from one man to the next to receive their pleasure,