Analysis Of A Vindication Of The Rights Of Women By Mary Wollstonecraft

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In an excerpt from her 1792 treatise, A Vindication of the Rights of Women, novelist, philosopher, and women’s rights champion Mary Wollstonecraft argues that women must be educated if they want to make important decisions in society and within the home. She begins by discussing the corrupt and confining divisions in society. While there are a few ways for men to creep out of their predetermined ranks and futures, for women this is a nearly insurmountable task, she claims. She says that just legislation is aimed at promoting public good, but that women do not neatly fit into this equation. Many male philosophers believe that women should stay in the home and live lives of propriety, she relates. She asks why a woman should do this if she has

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