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First published in 1792, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman was an instant success, turning its thirty-three-year-old author into a minor celebrity. A pioneering work of early feminism that extends to women the Enlightenment principle of "the rights of man," its argument remains as relevant today as it was for Woll-stonecraft's contemporaries. "Mary Wollstonecraft was no ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 12th 2001 by Modern Library (first published January 1st 1980)
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Rebecca Clyburn
To understand a thing, one must look at its history. I did not realize the depths from which feminism was raised. I did not know the subhuman existence of eighteenth century women. I do now.
I have gained a newfound hatred for Rousseau.
Also, I feel like "reason" was a bit of a hot word at the time, and overused in this work.
Manda
Wollstonecraft's common-sense argument for the necessity of proper education for women reads as shockingly modern, considering it was written in 1792. A lot of her radical propositions are things that we take for granted today, which goes to show just what a landmark work of feminist writing this was.
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This was used for various papers in college.
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Mary Wollstonecraft was an eighteenth century British writer, philosopher, and feminist. Among the general public and specifically among feminists, Wollstonecraft's life has received much more attention than her writing because of her unconventional, and often tumultuous, personal relationships. After two ill-fated affairs, with Henry Fuseli and Gilbert Imlay, Wollstonecraft married the philosophe ...more
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