If a woman asserts her rights, follows her opinions must we always hold that feminist tag in mind? Can she not be just a woman? What do we call a man who does the same? Isn't the need for the tag bringing out the demarcation even more in a way?
Most writings of women writers about woman are viewed with the feminist glasses on. Can a woman not write back out of the simple pleasure such catharsis causes? What is the use of branding and boxing it up? Why take a character who breaks the archetypes of patriarchal thinking as a feminist? Why not call her as a woman who thinks or has her own mind or can hold her own?
Let's keep it simple. Talking back is just talking back.