Groundbreaking Novel in A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft

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Wollstonecraft laid the foundation for women’s rights and gender equality, and women especially have her to thank for this. Wollstonecraft was far from the prototypical women in society during the 1700’s, which is evident by her writing of Vindication. Wollstonecraft was successfully able to logically and systematically prove in Vindication that women were not inferior to men, which was a tremendously radical belief during this time in European society. The vast majority Europeans, including women, simply accepted these absurd claims and beliefs of how physically and intellectually inferior women were compared to men, an ideology that was simply preposterous to Wollstonecraft. A Vindication of the Rights of Women is one of the cornerstone works of literature for women’s rights and advocacy for gender equality in society, particularly in regards for morality equality. Without this pioneering work, women may still be subject to the same unfair and absurd treatment in modern-day society. There were many barriers that kept women in a subordinate position in the West during Wollstonecraft’s time. Perhaps one the largest barriers was the fact that a quality and comprehensive women’s education was non-existent. Due to this lack of education, women are subjected to be housewives, and are unable…
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