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Mary Wollstonecraft

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Writing in an age when the call for the rights of man had brought revolution to America and France, Mary Wollstonecraft produced her own declaration of female independence in 1792. Passionate and forthright, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman attacked the prevailing view of docile, decorative femininity, and instead laid out the principles of emancipation: an equal education for girls and boys, an end to prejudice, and for women to become defined by their profession, not their partner. Mary Wollstonecraft’s work was received with a mixture of admiration and outrage — Walpole called her ‘a hyena in petticoats’ — yet it established her as the mother of modern feminism.
317 printed pages
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  • Teddyshared an impression4 years ago
    👍Worth reading
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    It's an amazing book. But you have to be patient enough 😅.


  • bhagyashrimondal69637has quoted4 years ago
    It is of great importance to observe, that the character of every man is, in some degree, formed by his profession.
  • Michelle AMhas quoted2 months ago
    Of what materials can that heart be composed, which can melt when insulted, and instead of revolting at injustice, kiss the rod? Is it unfair to infer, that her virtue is built on narrow views and selfishness, who can caress a man, with true feminine softness, the very moment when he treats her tyrannically?
  • Michelle AMhas quoted2 months ago
    and, are not all heroes, as well as heroines, exceptions to general rules? I wish to see women neither heroines nor brutes; but reasonable creatures.

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