Feminist Mary Wollstonecraft Cause and Effect Essay by hicaliber

Feminist Mary Wollstonecraft
This paper discusses the ideas of early English feminist Mary Wollstonecraft and her influence on the later American feminist movement.
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This paper explains that Mary Wollstonecraft's "The Vindication of the Rights of Woman", first published in 1792, which was a manifesto of women's rights and a call to action against the male-dominated society of her day, was far ahead of its time. The author points out that Wollstonecraft also spoke of the degraded state of the English public schools by saying that men and women must learn to broaden their minds, and to develop those faculties, which would lead to a true advance in civilization, even arguing for co-education. The paper concludes that the ideas put forth by Mary Wollstonecraft, which were transformed into a movement by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, still find their expression in free public education, greatly increased career opportunities for women and equal rights under the law, but there remains much work to be done.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Frost, Elizabeth, and Kathryn Cullen-Dupont. Women's Suffrage in America An Eyewitness History. New York: Facts on File, 1992.
  • Johnson, Claudia L., ed. The Cambridge Companion to Mary Wollstonecraft. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • Zink-Sawyer, Beverly A. "From Preachers to Suffragists: Enlisting the Pulpit in the Early Movement for Woman's Rights." ATQ (The American Transcendental Quarterly) 14.3 (2000): 193.

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