Writing In An Age When The Call For The Rights Of Man Had Brought Revolution To America And France, Mary Wollstonecraft Produced Her Own Declaration Of Female Independence In 1792 Passionate And Forthright, A Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman Attacked The Prevailing View Of Docile, Decorative Femininity, And Instead Laid Out The Principles Of Emancipation An Equal Education For Girls And Boys, An End To Prejudice, And For Women To Become Defined By Their Profession, Not Their Partner Mary Wollstonecraft S Work Was Received With A Mixture Of Admiration And Outrage Walpole Called Her A Hyena In Petticoats Yet It Established Her As The Mother Of Modern Feminism.
Mary Wollstonecraft was an eighteenth century British writer, philosopher, and feminist Among the general public and specifically among feminists, Wollstonecraft s life has received muchattention than her writing because of her unconventional, and often tumultuous, personal relationships After two ill fated affairs, with Henry Fuseli and Gilbert Imlay, Wollstonecraft married the philosophe Mary Wollstonecraft was an eighteenth century British writer, philosopher, and feminist Among the general public and specifically among feminists, Wollstonecraft s life has received muchattention than her writing because of her unconventional, and often tumultuous, personal relationships After two ill fated affairs, with Henry Fuseli and Gilbert Imlay, Wollstonecraft married the philosopher William Godwin, one of the forefathers of the anarchist movement they had one daughter, Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein Wollstonecraft died at the age of thirty eight due to complications from childbirth, leaving behind several unfinished manuscripts.During her brief career, she wrote novels, treatises, a travel narrative, a history of the French Revolution, a conduct book, and a children s book Wollstonecraft is best known for A Vindication of the Rights of Woman 1792 , in which she argues that women are not naturally inferior to men, but appear to be only because they lack education She suggests that both men and women should be treated as rational beings and imagines a social order founded on reason.After Wollstonecraft s death, Godwin published a Memoir 1798 of her life, revealing her unorthodox lifestyle, which inadvertently destroyed her reputation for a century However, with the emergence of the feminist movement at the turn of the twentieth century, Wollstonecraft s advocacy of women s equality and critiques of conventional femininity became increasingly important Today Wollstonecraft is regarded as one of the founding feminist philosophers, and feminists often cite both her life and work as important influences.Information courtesy of Wikipedia.org
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