Dear News Media

mianakenobi:

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE WAS A FEMINIST STORY LONG BEFORE ELIZABETH BENNET EVER HAD TO KILL ZOMBIES. 

The idea of a single woman with no fortune, who is boss enough to reject not one, but TWO marriage proposals – even though they would both greatly increase the ease of her life by either marrying the heir to her family estate or marrying one of the richest men in England – just because SHE DOESN’T WANT TO, who is brave enough to be snarky and cheeky and takes no shit from people who is so far above her social standing just because they are rude to her and her family, who is adamant that the only person she will marry will be for love, THIS is a feminist story.  

STOP ACTING LIKE GIVING HER A SWORD SUDDENLY MAKES HER A FEMINIST ICON.  She’d held that title in her dainty glove for over 200 years.      

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