How Is Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman?

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Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen, Gouges states that the Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen are not being applied to women. She demands voting rights for women, a national assembly of women, stresses that men must yield rights to women, and emphasizes women's education. She had to pay a heavy price for her demands. She was guillotined. In 1792 Mary Wollstonecraft published her book A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. The spirit of both documents continues to inspire the agenda of feminist movements the world over, regarding recognition of women's human rights. Published in the year 1792, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman was written by Mary Wollstonecraft as a critique of Charles Maurice de Talleyrand- Perigord‟s report (1791) to the French National Assembly which stated that women should only receive domestic education. In this book Wollstonecraft responds to those theorists of the eighteenth century who believed women should not get rational education. Wollstonecraft challenged the then prevailing perception of woman`s nature, rationality and intellect and her place in the society. She also questioned inconsistent arguments of philosophers like Jean Jacques Rousseau and John Milton about the status of women in society. She exposed the lack of reason in their writings on…show more content…
Wollstonecraft declared that both women and men were human beings gifted with absolute rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Wollstonecraft`s called for women to become educated and She insisted that women should be free to enter business, pursue professional careers, and vote if they wished. “Wollstonecraft`s speak for the improvement and emancipation of the whole sex,” Wollstonecraft`s declared that “Let woman share their own rights, so that women will follow the virtues of man; for women will grows more perfect when they are emancipated. . .
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