Mary Wollstonecraft Quotes

Mary Wollstonecraft , an English social philosopher and pioneering advocate of women's rights. Wollstonecraft is known for her quotes on the Rights of Women in which she argues that women are not naturally inferior to men, but appear to be so only because they lack education. Her quotes advocate educating children, self-discipline, honesty, frugality, and social contentment and emphasize the importance of teaching children to reason.

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She suggests that both men and women should be treated as equal rational beings and imagines a social order founded on reason. She quotes that she does not wish [women] to have power over men but instead over themselves. Wollstonecraft quotes suggest that women ought to have an education commensurate with their position in society . She then proceeds to redefine that position, claiming that women are essential to the nation because they educate its children and because they could be "companions" to their husbands rather than mere wives.

Instead of viewing women as ornaments to society or property to be traded in marriage, Mary also maintains that they are human beings deserving of the same fundamental rights as men. She famously and ambiguously quotes: "Let it not be concluded that I wish to invert the order of things , I have already granted that “ . From the constitution of their bodies, men seem to be designed by Providence to attain a greater degree of virtue. She speaks collectively for the whole sex; but sees not even a shadow of reason to conclude that their virtues should differ in respect to their nature. Equality in Genders is the main contention in the quotes of Mary Wollstonecraft.

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