for your note to FEMINIST.COM.
I don't know enough about Joan
of Arc to provide my own opinion,
but I found the following in
of Arc has inspired many stories,
legends, and works of art through
the centuries. Today, this French
martyr and military heroine
has come to symbolize French
nationalism. Her feast day of
May 30 is a national holiday,
a day to remember Joan's loyalty,
bravery, and ultimate sacrifice."
While I think what she did--protecting
her country--is admirable. The
fact that she had to do it in
the guise of a man is on the
one hand disheartening and on
the other indicative of sexism.
Good luck on your report.