Re: PHIL: Domination and Equality

Mark Grant (
Sun, 23 Feb 1997 22:58:09 +0000

On Fri, 21 Feb 1997, E. Shaun Russell wrote:

> Until Mary Shelley
> and Emily Dickinson came around in the nineteenth century, there had been
> virtually no female notability (I'm excluding "nobility")

Why? Elizabeth I wasn't exactly a retiring housewife, and Eleanor of
Aquitaine seems to have got up to some pretty notable stuff (she may well
be responsible for our whole modern idea of 'love').

> since Joan of Arc,

Who was quite likely just a tool of some French aristocratic cabal or

> and prior to her, Sappho.

Who was Sappho? I've heard her name mentioned a few times, but missed out
on her somehow...


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