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Mary Wollstonecraft and her contributions to Democracy

Mary Wollstonecraft was more than just an author. She had her own ideas on womens rights, and this is a quick Prezi on those ideals.

Killian Barnhart

on 21 September 2012

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Transcript of Mary Wollstonecraft and her contributions to Democracy

By Killian Barnhart And her Contributions to Democracy Mary Wollstonecraft Mary, was born April 27, 1759. Mary, was a considered amongst the greatest authors of her time, with her being advocate for women's rights, a philosopher, and, believe it or not she even wrote a children's book. Background Mary was a strong advocate for women's rights. Beliefs The Beginning Women's Rights Impact on Democracy In her book A Vindication of the Rights of Women, which was one of her most popular then, and today, was a very strong voice for women's rights, she states that women are not naturally weaker then men, they only appear weaker due to men only being educated. Mary Wollstonecraft was a strong advocate for women's rights. The book is rather famous today, for her ability to see the argument from both sides. Mary Wollstonecraft authored many books, and as a previous slide stated she is famous for A Vindication of the Rights of Women. She always displayed the argument of "sensibility" an argument that women are naturally more sensitive then men. Though she did dismantle the argument in the process. Mary, argued that women are not Inferior, and that men simply made them look inferior And Even a children's book, That's right she has a soft spot for children. As I've stated in the second slide, I just thought it was worth repeating. Mary also wrote several novels, treatises, a History on the French revolution, a conduct book Sources Wikipedia Further into her background Mary was born in Spitalfields, London, she was the second of seven children. Her families income was rather comfortable, but her father, must have been horrible with money because he squandered it, forcing them to become financially unstable & moved quite a bit. Mary's father showed a violent side, beating her mother when drunk, it got to the point that in her teens, she would wait outside her parents door, ready to protect her The History Guide Mary's beliefs began to take form after watching her father drink himself stupid and violently beat her mother. Sisters She played a motherly like role for her sisters, such as Eliza, who was suffering for Postpartum depression, to simply leave her child and husband, despite the problems she would face later. Later in her life she worked generally as far away from home as she possible could. She worked as a lady's companion to Sarah Dawson, whom she didn't get along with. She left to visit her dying mother, but when she returned she did not return to Dawsons employ. She instead met a woman named Fanny Blood, a woman with strong feminists beliefs. Birth of Feminist Ideals
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