19th Century Feminism

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Feminism in Europe during the nineteenth century was a big problem. The definition of feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes. Women didn’t have any rights, they couldn’t vote, they had no rights when it came to marriage or parenting. There were two women who had striven to change this idea and give women the right that they thought everyone deserved. With the lack of rights for women, there is a lot of things that were not allowed. To really understand the 19th century feminist movement, we’ll take a look at key political figures, define just one of the movements that took place in the United Kingdom, and study a work of literature from that time period. During the feminist era in Europe, two…show more content…
A book called A Vindication of the Rights of Women, by Mary Wollstonecraft is a source to learn about the feminist movements of the 1800’s. The book can be described as poetic in a way, a quote being “ I do not with for woman to have power over men, but over themselves”(Wollstonecraft). She goes on to explain how education of woman is also very important because this would inspire woman from all over to rise up and fight for their rights. “Strengthen the female mind by enlarging it, and there will be an end to blind obedience”(Wollstonecraft). This book is a great example of how the word spread around Europe about feminism. Mary Wollstonecraft wrote this book as a way of expressing the mutual feeling of her and her fellow women 's mistreatment by society at the…show more content…
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