Women In Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman?

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Since the beginning of time, women have been viewed as the weaker sex; because of this, women have been cheated of their basic human rights. These are the same rights that men have always seen as a given for the male sex. These rights include: the right to education, to work, to have a voice, to vote, and many more. Throughout time, women have always had to fight for the same basic human rights to make them equivalent to man.
In Mary Wollstonecraft’s book A Vindication of the Rights of Woman her argument is that woman have always been viewed as the weaker sex. She goes on to say that she hopes this changes for woman and her biggest argument is that woman deserve the same educational opportunities as men. Although she was arguing that woman …show more content…

Many men believe that women were put on the planet to serve man, so they believed that a woman would be flattered or happy when a man degrades her. Molly supports this idea by stating “I lament the fact that women are systematically degraded by receiving the trivial attentions that men think it manly to pay to the female sex, when in fact they are insultingly supporting their own superiority. There is nothing graceful about bowing to an inferior, which is what a man must think he is doing when he bows to a woman” (39). This quote is stating that woman do not find men’s advances towards them flattering. They actually found it degrading, but since woman were not allowed to say anything because they were made out to be the lesser of the two sexes, they had to deal with the trivial …show more content…

From being able to vote, being able to call themselves independent, being able to have the same educational opportunities that men were provided, and so many more. It happened and is still happening all over the world. As long as men and women both walk the planet, no matter how hard we women fight for equality, we will never be fully equal to man. Though we have won many long battles that at the time probably seemed endless, we are still viewed as a lesser gender. Men have always believed that they should “own” a woman and her body, that a woman should only care about pleasing her man and her family. Women are so much more than that, and Molly Wollstonecraft was a strong advocate for woman, with very strong opinions. For a woman to have an opinion this strong, and for her to publish a piece about it during this time period was not common, since as Molly stated, women were not allowed an opinion. This piece shows that throughout history women have always had to fight for the same basic rights to make us equal to

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