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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

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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.

Release dateJun 22, 2015

Mary Wollstonecraft

MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT (Spitalfields, Londres, 1759 - Somers Town, Londres, 1797). Escritora, filósofa y defensora de los derechos de la mujer, fue uno de los primeros iconos del movimiento feminista. Tras una infancia agitada, abrió una escuela y trabajó como institutriz en Irlanda. Escribió y publicó diversas obras, entre ellas Reflexiones sobre la educación de las hijas (1787) y el famoso tratado Vindicación de los derechos de la mujer (1792). En 1797, se casó con William Godwin, con quien tuvo una hija, la futura Mary Shelley. Wollstonecraft murió de septicemia poco después de dar a luz. María o los errores de la mujer fue publicado póstumamente en 1798.

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