Influential publishers, authors, journalists, spiritualists, feminists, and painters resided in Nook Farm.
Some feminists, for example, have seen much to criticize in Clark's denigration of the naked as a pitiful state.
For many feminists, such unabashed idealism is not only conceptually untenable, it is politically suspect, since it denigrates the (traditionally feminized) body.
Feminists have pointed out potential sexist elements in moral development theories devised by male researchers using male subjects only (such as Kohlberg's early work).
Feminists have both applauded and condemned her use of overt sexuality.