Is Kierkegaard a feminist?

by Andrea Elizabeth

“It is more natural for the opposite sex to feel man’s predominance, to submit to it, and even though she feels glad and happy in being nothing, it nevertheless is on the road to becoming something false. Now when she thanks God for the beloved, her soul is safeguarded from suffering; by being able to thank God, she places enough distance between herself and her beloved so that she can, so to speak, breathe.” Either/Or pages 57, 58.

Or perhaps a proponent of female monasticism, which may be why he didn’t marry Regina?

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