Essentially, feminism is projected by the mere fact that Antigone stands up to Creon. The society was paternalistic, to say the least. Women had few rights: whom the would marry, denial of property, no money of their own. Moreover, to go against the orders of a king was a death sentence for man or woman.
Robert Fagles argues that Antigone is her own person to the very end. "She will not yield a point or given an inch," Fagles says. "She will not yield a point of give an inch: "she hasn't learned," says the chorus, "to bend before adversity" and she never does. Those who oppose her will are met with contempt and defiance."
Antigone's "feminism" stands in stark contrast to that of her sister, Ismene, and Euricyde, the queen, who constantly bend their wills to that of Creon and men in general.