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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
     

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

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by Mary Wollstonecraft
 

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, written by the eighteenth-century British feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, is one of the earliest works of feminist philosophy. In it, Wollstonecraft responds to those educational and political theorists of the eighteenth century who did not believe women should have an education. She argues that women ought to have an education

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, written by the eighteenth-century British feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, is one of the earliest works of feminist philosophy. In it, Wollstonecraft responds to those educational and political theorists of the eighteenth century who did not believe women should have an education. She argues that women ought to have an education commensurate with their position in society, claiming that women are essential to the nation because they educate its children and because they could be "companions" to their husbands, rather than mere wives. Instead of viewing women as ornaments to society or property to be traded in marriage, Wollstonecraft maintains that they are human beings deserving of the same fundamental rights as men.

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BN ID:
2940013209831
Publisher:
Seven Treasures Publications
Publication date:
10/26/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
555 KB

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