Analysis Of Mary Wollstonecraft On Women's Rights For Women

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Mary Wollstonecraft devotes her life to feminism and “she fully believes that, if given the chance, women could be just as smart and virtuous as men are” (Shmoop Editorial Team, 2008). As a result, Mary Wollstonecraft doesn’t propose that women should be superior to men and as she wrote in From A Vindication of the Rights for Women, "I do not wish [women] to have power over men; but over themselves" (Kwatra, H.,2013). Besides, in Vindication, Mary Wollstonecraft also expresses that although women might be less physically strong than men, they shouldn’t be considered to be weaker than men totally and the reason is that physical strength is not the only point to evaluate one’s ability in modern world (Romantic Period). As a consequence, in addition…show more content…
Mary Wollstonecraft has decided to argue for the women’s rights including their duties in family, positions in society and education. As a result, in the following essay, I would like to discuss more deeply on these three aspects and then link them to today’s world to see whether these 18-century arguments are still relevant…show more content…
Certainly, she truly believes that women’s intelligence is completely not inferior to men’s at all. She thinks that they are able to cope with as many as complicated problems such as math like men do. As a consequence, she argues that it’s totally unfair and inappropriate for the women to have such education. Unfortunately, for three hundred years later, this situation continues to exist in many parts of the world. Actually, it also indicates that Mary’s argument of improper education for women is still much valid for today. According to UNESCO, “The EFA Assessment estimated that 113 million children were not enrolled in primary school in 1998 and 60% of the total are girls” (UNESCO, 2000). Furthermore, for Indian girls, education is far less significant than their virginity and purity for gaining the social status. Moreover, as a developing country, lots of Indian families will require their girls to work in order to support the family while on the other hand, boys are encouraged to go to school (Argintar, J.,
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