A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

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Penguin Books, 1992 - Philosophy - 319 pages
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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 the call for women to become defined by their profession, not their partner. Mary Wollstonecrafts work was received with a mixture of admiration and outrageWalpole called her a hyena in petticoatsyet it established her as the mother of modern feminism.

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Wollstonecraft's prose is an absolute pleasure to read. - Goodreads
She is a great writer and a very educated woman. - Goodreads
Well good, though a bit random in its layout. - Goodreads
A must read for women writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - SaЯRah Muhammad - Goodreads

In both the Preface and the Introduction, Wollstonecraft emphasizes what she sees as the root cause of the failure of men to treat women as equals. Men discourage women from achieving the same ... Read full review

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User Review  - Grace - Goodreads

it's tempting to say this was good "for its time" but i'm not really going to say that. for example, on the first or second page wollstonecraft says, "those 'instructive' works regard woman (in true ... Read full review


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Mary Wollstonecraft (1759 1797) first achieved fame for her A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), in which she extended the radical idea of the "rights of man" to women and laid the groundwork for modern feminism.

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