A female Mexican poet from the 17th century. She is often referred to by historians as the "first feminist of the western world" because of the underlying messages in many of her sonnets. Although living in a time of feminine submission, she often points out the stupidity of what she sees as the male double standard.

side note: isn't it weird how even if someone has been dead for centuries you can still refer to them as doing things in the present tense if they have created some kind of work that lives on? I hope that centures from now, someone somewhere will allude to my work and thus talk about me in the present tense.

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