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Mary Wollstonecraft Vindication Of The Rights Of Women

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“The Romantic atmosphere, vibrating with ideas about individual liberty, seemed ideal for recognizing women as deserving equals. However, the fertile Romantic mood did not prove immediately fruitful for women. Thus, advocates for female equality during the period fought to obtain better rights for women by explaining that equality was a logical extension of the liberty argument” . Within the romantic period one woman stands out more than others, Mary Wollstonecraft, she wrote about the rights of women and expressed how she felt about women in poetry, she writes “it is time to effect a revolution in female manners- time to restore to them their lost dignity-and make them, as a part of the human species, labour by reforming themselves to reform the world” . Within “Vindication of the Rights of Women”, Wollstonecraft explains that she wants women to attain an education to develop their reason. She states that women should not be below men or just plain plaything to them. Her ideas about female empowerment are seen within the romantic period of…show more content…
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