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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
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Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments A Vindication of the Rights of Women, Mary Wollstonecraft, 1792, England, NONFICTION

"...Her attack on those who perpetuate a sexual double standard is direct and pointed: "I must declare what I firmly believe, that all writers who have written on the subject of female education and manners, from Rousseau to Dr. Gregory, have contributed to render women more artificial, weak characters than they would otherwise have been; and consequently, more useless members of society." Mary Wollstonecraft blasts the imbalance of power between the sexes, pointing out that, as with governments, an imbalance of power corrupts both the oppressed an the oppressor..."

(E.B., p. 284)

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