Feminist of a few days ago Rosa Parks died today. I've updated her entry with some comments at the end of her long life.
"I was admonished to adopt feminine clothes; I refused, and still refuse. As for other advocations of women, there are plenty of other women to perform them."
Joan of Arc was an extraordinary woman, no doubt about it. She would not accept the limitations placed on her. She fought, wore trousers, and talked to God. She was executed for these crimes at the age of 19.
Was she a feminist? I don't think so, I believe that feminism is not about an individual extraordinary woman, but about women working collectively.
This is not a condemnation on her, she the person she was is amazing enough. We don't need to claim her as a feminist to admire what she did.
Her occupation is cracking me up: warrior, saint. It seems like an odd combination to me, but then I know very little about warriors or saints.