Women’s Voices can be heard in Stoicism... we just need to listen carefully enough (say Kai Whiting and Leonidas Konstantakos!)
Thank you Kai, it didn't occur to me that anyone would think of Stoic philosophy and practicing stoicism as only for men...
My context: I learnt stoicism from a priest at my Catholic secondary school in Spain. He often reflected that we girls seemed to have more grit and inclination to seek virtue, explaining what that meant in the stoic philosophy.
Now I am very curious and must read your book! There is always so much to learn!
Very interesting read, Kai, thx!
This is such an important article. I feel that how Stoicism is portrayed on social media, with busts and statues, is boring. I want to know who's practicing Stoicism today. This article paints a colorful picture of Stoicism. Thank you.
Thank you for this great article. As a Stoic woman myself, I’ve sought out books, articles, and webinars by Stoic women. But some of these names, especially the historical ones, are new to me.
I feel like you broke the mold. Why of course, women, Stoicism, it makes sense and should be obvious. In my mind’s eye I see Angela Merkel.
Just as an aside, Being Better is one of a handful of the books that come up when I search for ‘stoicism’ at my public library.
Another one, by a woman, is Reasons Not to Worry by Brigid Delaney.