Thanks, Mary Wollstonecraft

“What points is Mary Wollstonecraft making in the excerpts you read from the beginning of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman?”

Mary Wollstonecraft was an 18th century advocate of women’s rights. In an excerpt I read of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Wollstonecraft made plenty of points on the  subject of women’s rights (no duh). She stated that women needed better education because they needed to fend for themselves, should they live alone. She said, contrary to popular belief (popular belief in that time), that women were not naturally inferior smarts wise to men, but only appeared that way because of the lack of education that women were being provided with. She wanted men and women to be treated equally in education. These ideas changed our world for the better in the past, but now they might be destroying it. Women in America are treated the same as men and they fail to see that. Well, some fail to see that…. Actually, I think it’s just social media being dramatic…

Western Civ. 2, Lesson 70

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