Mary Wollstonecraft — British Writer born on April 27, 1759, died on September 10, 1797

Mary Wollstonecraft was an English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights. During her brief career, she wrote novels, treatises, a travel narrative, a history of the French Revolution, a conduct book, and a children's book. Wollstonecraft is best known for A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, in which she argues that women are not naturally inferior to men, but appear to be only because they lack education. She suggests that both men and women should be treated as rational beings and imagines a social order founded on reason... (wikipedia)

Women are systematically degraded by receiving the trivial attentions which men think it manly to pay to the sex, when, in fact, men are insultingly supporting their own superiority.
Virtue can only flourish among equals.
Children, I grant, should be innocent; but when the epithet is applied to men, or women, it is but a civil term for weakness.
Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in.
Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.

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