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5.0 out of 5 stars A vindication of the rights of Woman, 17 Nov. 2013
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This is a book I had always meant to read and at last I have. Mary Woolstonecraft was a feminist, writing in the late 1700s
She writes with very long sentences with many, many commas. This is largely a condemnation of Rousseau (whom I haven't read)
but he evidently believed in keeping women in their place, with their inferior brains and their charming but weak bodies.
She believes that women should be educated to be proper companions to men, but reading her in the 21st century makes one realise how unambitious she really was for women and how surprised she would be to see how far women have come in the last 200 years.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read, 13 Mar. 2015
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This is such an interesting book - written years ahead of its time but some of its points are still valid. I would recommend it to anyone with an open mind.
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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft (Paperback - 6 Sept. 2007)
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