Mary Wollstonecraft: The Mother Of Feminism

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Feminism is a collection of movements and ideologies aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, cultural, and social rights for women. This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment. In Feminism that exist that there is a great deal on emphasis on the identification and exploration on various form of injustice against women. Feminism is a social theory or political movement arguing that legal and social restriction on females must be removed in order to bring about equality of both sexes in all aspects of public and private life. Feminist movement started with the suffragettes. Suffrage means the right to vote and that is what women wanted. The feminist movement also known as the women 's movement, women 's liberation, or feminism refers to a…show more content…
She identified with the revolutionaries of 1789. She proposed to apply enlightened ideas to women. To her, women were rational creatures who were no less capable of intellectual achievement than men. Her “Vindications of the Rights of Women” were published in 1792 and was addressed to Talleyrand, protesting against the exclusion of French women from citizen rights. It is an important work since it advocated the equality of the sexes. Wollstonecraft ridiculed the prevailing notions about women as helpless, charming and foolish. To her, women were educated in “slavish dependence”. She criticized the sentimental and foolishness of women. Her text is a protest against women subjugation. Education held the key of achieving self respect, to make women able to achieve a better life not only for themselves but also for their children and their husbands. Women provided education to their children: that is why education was so important. It took more than a century before her ideas were put into effect. Her ideas caused enormous controversy because they were so
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