Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft and Rights of Women (Summary)

Mary Wollstonecraft and Rights of Women (Summary)

Wollstonecraft’s life : A Feminist Muse fighting for rights of women Mary Wollstonecraft was born in 1759 in London. When she was young, she learned to be independent in a household where the father is wasting a small fortune in horses and drink. Regularly she must defend her mother against the violence of his drunken father. So, Wollstonecraft’s life has determined her fight for women’s rights. As usual in the 18th century, she receives a minimum of instruction: she is sent to a school where she learned only to read and write. Against her brother Ned, who is sent to a good school where he received a full education. Mary’s knowledge is largely self-taught. Later, in all his writings it will advocate for better education of girls, arguing that it is an absolute necessity to get a job more rewarding. For a middle class girl like herself, there are a...

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