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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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In A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Mary Wollstonecraft responds to those educational and political theorists of the 18th century who did not believe women should have an education. She argues that women ought to have an education commensurate with their position in society, claiming that women are essential to the nation because they educate its children and because they could be "companions" to their husbands, rather than mere wives. Instead of viewing women as ornaments to society or property to be traded in marriage, Wollstonecraft maintains that they are human beings deserving of the same fundamental rights as men. A controversial book seen for years as a seminal work for proto-feminism, now still in the middle of the debate.
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Release dateFeb 19, 2019

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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