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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

A masterpiece of feminist philosophy

By Mary Wollstonecraft
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) is a historical text that details the gender disparities of the eighteenth century. These blinks explain the ways in which women were subservient to men at this time, why the author wanted a fairer world to take shape and how she suggested it could be done.

  • Feminists everywhere
  • History and sociology students
  • Men who want a historical look at women’s rights issues

English writer Mary Wollstonecraft was one of the first to argue for equal rights for women. Among her other works, she wrote the pamphlet, “Thoughts on the Education of Daughters.”

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