You can argue that this tale in The Canterbury Tales is majorly Anti-feminist and that there is only negative views towards women, but there is also a very large presence of Pro-Feminism in the character of Alison. Her promiscuous nature shows that Alison is able to think for her self in most situations. By accepting Nicholas and shunning Absalon she knows how to pick and choose who she wants in her life. Nicholas desires Alison in the tale, which puts a position of power on Alison. She then falls for his seduction which makes them equal in intelligence. Absalon proofs how much power Alison really has in the story by desiring her sexually. Absalon wants her so much that he compares her to The Virgin Mary when he sung, "Now, deere lady, if thy wille be/I praye yow that ye wole rewe on me," (Chaucer 253-254). Time and Time again Alison turns him down with no hesitation and wants nothing of him. Alison could be compared to the wife of bath, in that she has a reasonably wealthy husband. This similarity proves that she is assertive and intelligent in going out of her way to find a wealthy man. Towards the end of the tale, all the men receive a punishment except for the woman, which makes her the winner in the whole story. She used a mixture of her feminine features and masculine actions to create a social equality among all of the characters. The character of Alison represents a cross of the traditional gender boundaries to become a winner in a group of men.