in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
that Wollstonecraft proposes the
Anthony, and Carrie Chapman Catt invoked Wollstonecraft's memory, they would pay particular tribute to A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
as a foundational work of feminist thought.
First published in 1792 in response to Talleyrand's report to the French National Assembly recommending that women only be given education in domestic matters, Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
is a foundational text of European bourgeois feminism (although the term "feminism" had of course yet to be invented).
The book's reputation was generally positive, especially since all of these articles predated Wollstonecraft's death in 1797 and William Godwin's scandalous biography of Wollstonecraft, Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman
, published the following year.
20) Janes, "On the reception of Mary Wollstonecraft's A vindication of the rights of woman
So I returned to Wollstonecraft's best-known work, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
, and reflected on what happens to her language and ideas when we read them today.
Jocelyn Harris sees Emma as a model for the wasted talent of an uneducated female, Mary Wollstonecraft's subject in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
That way we can add to the fullness of Wollstonecraft's reputation, because after all, she had only A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
to fall back on.
Through the work of Mary Wollstonecraft I demonstrate how she provided a space for the rights of women to be discussed in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
and the impact this had on a patriarchal society.
The text of William Wilberforce's historic speech to Parliament in 1789, in which he began his campaign for the abolition of slavery, is among the 12 books, along with Mary Wollstonecraft's 18th century feminist treatise A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
by Mary Wollstonecraft (1792) - Put forward first radical views on feminism.
To affirm that Wollstonecraft's essay A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
(1792) is of particular relevance to our contemporary society at the beginning of the twenty-first century is a delicate matter.