Joan was an early pioneer of women's equality. In a time where it was completely unheard of, she wore men's clothes, became a soldier, and advised the most powerful men of her day, as Saint Joan details. She has inspired generations of women to challenge gender roles.
Joan's lack of interest in marriage and wearing of men's clothes challenges the patriarchal society of medieval Europe.
Despite, her chosen "masculine" lifestyle, Joan still demonstrates many "feminine" characteristics.