Shakespeare on Feminism, Women Power and Free Speech

 I am a woman, when I think I must speak“Do you not know I am a woman?
When I think, I must speak
.”
(As You Like It, act 3, sc. 2)

Tips for Use. This line is specifically addressed to and usable by the members of the gentle sex. It also shows that feminism was not totally foreign to the mode of thought of 17th century England. Or perhaps not only in England. An old German proverb says that “When a woman has no answer, the sea is empty of water.” Things may have not changed for the better in the 18th century (for women). According to Samuel Johnson, “Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.”
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In the Play.  In the forest of Arden Rosalind engages in an exchange and some banter with bosom friend and cousin Celia. Both escaped from the clutches of the evil Oliver.

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