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Kierkegaard as a Political Man

<span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">How can anyone be considered apolitical when his earliest writing was a polemic against women's liberation? Could he be depicted as a nineteenth century misogynist or is his intuition well-founded for the ages? In &nbsp;“Another Defense of Woman's Great Abilities”, using the pseudonym “A”, Kierkegaard <i>“paints exaggerated pictures of transformations that, in his opinion, are likely to occur in the wake of female liberation. He resorts to ridicule […] and pokes fun at the woman presumptuous enough to cross the boundaries naturally allotted to her sex”.&nbsp;</i></span><br /><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"><br /></span><a href="http://batr.org/solitary/112104.html"><span style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;">Read the entire essay from the Solitary Purdah archives</span></a>