Mary Wollstonecraft And The Spread Of Feminism

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FORD, T. H. (2009). MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT AND THE MOTHERHOOD OF FEMINISM. Women's Studies Quarterly,37(3/4), 189-205.

Ford analyzes Mary Wollstonecraft and her views on feminism. He goes into detail of the theory that women are only used for sexual reproduction that denotes their ability to be self determined and their probability of female autonomy. Ford goes on to discuss the scrutiny that Wollstonecraft faced during the 1970’s. After the 1970’s, Wollstonecraft was reappraised with the second wave in 1994. Susan Gubar and others accepted Wollstonecraft as a vital source as the founder of feminism. With Wollstonecraft’s work “Vindications of the Rights of Woman,” explained as “the founding feminist text in English.” In his 16 page excerpt of Wollstonecraft, he goes over the scrutinies, the appraisals and the great work that was written over the years. Ford states that Wollstonecraft challenges the daughters of the feminism she inaugurated to cease to
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Taylor, B. (1999). Misogyny and Feminism: The Case of Mary Wollstonecraft. Constellations: An International Journal Of Critical and Democratic Theory, 6(4), 499-512.

This article is not as simple to discuss as the previous. Taylor talks about misogyny, feminism, anti-feminism, sexual animosity, social and woman rights. Not only does Taylor talk about the heroine of feminism herself, Mary Wollstonecraft, but also talks about Susan Gubar who despised everything that Mary Wollstonecraft was. In this article, Taylor gives many different looks at feminism and misogyny.
I think that this is a really important article to attribute in my report. I enjoy that Taylor does not bias her writing and brings in different points of view. I also admire that there are many different topics that will help broaden my topic of Mary Wollstonecraft and feminism.

THOMAS, P. (1991). JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU, SEXIST?. Feminist Studies, 17(2),
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