A Vindication of the Rights of WomanBook - 2004 | Revised edition
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GRANDMOTHER OF FIRST-WAVE FEMINISM.
Wollstonecraft 's text shaped the thinking of the suffragettes who later campaigned for the women's vote starting in the late 19th century.
A Vindication is the first great women's philosophical treatise; it sets out on a seeming... Read More »
Published in 1792, Mary Wollstonecraft presents the idea that women are not innately inferior to men, but rather women’s lack of knowledge is due to their lack of rights to education. She emphasizes the need for both sexes to be treated as rational beings for society to prosper and function succ... Read More »