Women's Rights Dbq

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Some of the smartest people this earth has ever known have been from the 19th century. Well, Mary Wollstonecraft was not the first person to person to fight for woman equal rights, but she is a person that had a sizable impact in her time. Woman have made vast progress from this day and age. Some of the most immense people to make a difference from 1790 to 1884 are Mary Wollstonecraft, Fredrick Engels, and John Mill.There are some why i believe that these historic figures were rational thinkers was because they always gave a reason behind what they believe in. They would just say that needed to have equal rights. For example Mary Wollstonecraft believed in woman having the to an education, but the reason behind that would have not have a reasonable …show more content…

The main argument was woman can everything man can do. The purpose it was written was the failure of the French Constitution to give woman rights. Wollstonecraft saying that woman need to educate their children and be the best wife to their husband as can be. Wollstonecraft wrote, “But few parents are willing to receive the respectful affection of their offspring on such terms. They demand blind obedience, because they do not merit a reasonable service: and to render these demands of weakness and ignorance more binding, a mysterious sanctity is spread round the most arbitrary principle;”(CH 11) (Pg 2) Wollstonecraft is advocating that if woman do not have an education they will feel like they don’t have anything quality to teach her children, so then her children will not respect her. Also if woman don’t have education they can’t be a good companion. If she knows more about the world she will able to do more things for her husband. For example if she knew how to …show more content…

He was impacted by British and political discourse. He became popular because of books such as A System of Logic, Principles of Political Economy, On Liberty, Utilitarianism, The Subjection of Women, Three Essays on Religion, and his Autobiography, the Internet Encyclopedia of philosophy stated. John Mill is most know “The Subjection of women”. He wrote this in 1869. The writing is about how woman are equal to men. Mill said, “the legal subordination of one sex to the other is wrong in itself, and one of the chief hindrances to human improvement”(CH 1). Mill wanted to build a way for woman rights. Mills also talked about marriage is not fair on the woman side. If she was going to be separated with her husband she would have no rights to take anything. Not even her children. It wasn’t allowed for men to beat their husbands but they would still beat them anyway. The men would not get legal action against them. Another reason why women should have rights. So they can defend them self’s against their

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