JA as Humanist
Posted by Marie Bernadette on April 22, 1998 at 13:43:58:
In response to More on feminism and Austen, written by Erin on April 21, 1998 at 22:18:37
In my estimation, her social ideal transcends gender. In this sense, I would be more comfortable with labeling her a humanist (or an even an elitist) rather than a feminist.
I hadn't thought about it that way before, but I like think 'humanist' does probably fit better as it is a more all-encompassing term and probably one of the reasons that she was and still is so popular with both women and men alike.
it's much harder to live (and retain self) within social constructs as it is to reject them.
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