Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz is credited to be the first feminist in the Americas. Her father abandoned her mother and Juana had 0 interest in marrying, so she joined the church as a nun in Mexico. She was insanely intelligent since a little girl. Book by book, she created one of the largest private libraries in the New World on her own along with musical and scientific instruments, so she was visited by prominent scholars. She'd protect her fellow nuns from men who tried to exploit them. I found this poem written by her and thought you'd all enjoy it!
"You Foolish Men" by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695)
You foolish men who laythe guilt on women,not seeing you're the causeof the very thing you blame;
if you invite their disdainwith measureless desirewhy wish they well behaveif you incite to ill.
You fight their stubbornness,then, weightily,you say it was their lightnesswhen it was your guile.
In all your crazy showsyou act just like a childwho plays the bogeymanof which he's then afraid.
With foolish arroganceyou hope to find a Thais in her you court, but a Lucretia when you've possessed her.
What kind of mind is odderthan his who mistsa mirror and then complainsthat it's not clear.
Their favour and disdainyou hold in equal state,if they mistreat, you complain,you mock if they treat you well.
No woman wins esteem of you:the most modest is ungratefulif she refuses to admit you;yet if she does, she's loose.
You always are so foolishyour censure is unfair;one you blame for crueltythe other for being easy.
What must be her temperwho offends when she'sungrateful and wearieswhen compliant?
But with the anger and the griefthat your pleasure tellsgood luck to her who doesn't love youand you go on and complain.
Your lover's moans give wingsto women's liberty:and having made them bad,you want to find them good.
Who has embracedthe greater blame in passion?She who, solicited, falls,or he who, fallen, pleads?
Who is more to blame,though either should do wrong?She who sins for payor he who pays to sin?
Why be outraged at the guiltthat is of your own doing?Have them as you make themor make them what you will.
Leave off your wooingand then, with greater cause,you can blame the passionof her who comes to court?
Patent is your arrogancethat fights with many weaponssince in promise and insistenceyou join world, flesh and devil.
 Thais: a famous prostitute from ancient Greek, who accompanied Alexander the Great on his campaigns.
 Lucretia: a famous ancient Roman woman whose marriage was seen as the ideal where Lucretia was loyal and pure. Then she was raped and committed suicide. :\