Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication Of The Rights Of Women

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In "A Vindication of the Rights of Women" Mary Wollstonecraft, argues how women of her time are constrained in their rights of what they are and are not allowed to do. She believes that women should be treated the same as men, except for taking care of the children and motherhood. Furthermore, she wants women to be able to participate in politics and financially be able to take care of themselves and this would create a more loving and understanding mother, wife, and overall person (626-628). This claim during her time is extremely radical, but today it would be a normal claim. She proposes that women have put themselves in this situation themselves and to prevent this from happening women need to sustain themselves and not allow men to make all the decisions and do all the work. Instead these women should be educated in the same way as men and have the same expectations as men in their civil and work duties and then they will no longer be put in the situations where they are helpless if the man leaves or dies. Mary Wollstonecraft explains how women should be included in tasks that are not small, and that they should not be included in tasks that men think are beneath them. The following quote from Wollstonecraft exemplifies how women were treated during her time:
"The few employments open to women, so far from being liberal, are menial; and when a superior education enables them to take charge of the education of children as governesses, they are not treated like the
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