Mary Wollstone On Women's Rights

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1792 Mary Wollstone was the first women to vindicate women rights. One of the first feminist treatise Wollstone wrote a book-length essay over women equality and civil opportunities. It created an uproar that was ignored until the latter part of the twentieth century. Now it is regarded as a foundational texts of liberal feminism. “The rights and duties of man thus simplified, it seems almost impertinent to attempt to illustrate truths that appear so incontrovertible; yet such deeply rooted prejudices have clouded reason, and such spurious qualities have assumed that name of virtues, that it is necessary to pursue the course of reason as it has been perplexed and involved in error, by various adventitious circumstances, comparing the simple
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