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A Vindication of the Rights of Women

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Brandon H

on 12 December 2014

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Transcript of A Vindication of the Rights of Women

Which of Wollstonecraft's views are still relevant?
Humans are sensible
Humans are capable of improving their abilities
Education and knowledge is beneficial for any individual
Wollstonecraft realized that some women are concerned with their appearance, but often use it to control men
Humans deserve to have certain rights, such as life and liberty
What evidence can you present in a counterargument to ideas of Wollstonecraft's with which you agree?
"Mary Wollstonecraft sees women's absorption in such purely sensing and feeling activities as fashion and beauty denigrates their reason, makes them less able to maintain their part in the marriage partnership..."

"I mean explicitly to say that they must bow only to the authority of reason, instead of being modest slaves of opinion."
What ideas might Wollstonecraft have added if she had written the argument today?
Domestic violence is becoming increasingly problematic
Women should respect their bodies, and themselves even more so
Being well educated is not enough to be considered contributing members of society.
How can you apply Wollstonecraft's ideas to today's society?
Even today, women continue to dress in less than appropriate outfits, and often because they aim to seduce men
Women should be well educated, as well as have important, contributing roles in society
"A Vindication of the Rights of Women"
Work Cited
"The Fight for Women’s Suffrage." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 08 Dec. 2014.
"Timeline of Key Events in the American Women's Rights Movement 1848–1920 Read More: Women's Rights Movement in the U.S.: Timeline of Events (1848-1920)." Women's Rights Movement in the U.S. Infoplease, 2007. Web. 08 Dec. 2014.
"Wollstonecraft, Mary. 1792. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman." Bartleby.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.
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