The difference with JA being....
Posted by Carolyn B on April 20, 1998 at 19:18:04:
In response to ahead of her time?, written by P. Bingham on April 20, 1998 at 01:28:48
] I would not necessarily put Jane ahead of her time in this respect. On the contrary, I feel she was very much a part of her time. Don't forget the other ladies that were making a place for themselves and other women.
I agree with that The difference with JA (and Mary Wolstencraft and others still in print today) of course is that her work got published and survived to be read today so we know something more about her views. I suspect there were plenty of women, now forgotten who thought as she did, but didn't write it down for posterity (or if they did, their words were not as eloquent as hers or didn't survive for us to read).
I also suspect many women, not necessarily ladies, had "feminist" thoughts though they might not have realized it. "Why ain't I getting paid as much as that useless brother of mine who does half the work I do?" etc. ; )
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