Mary Wollstonecraft

Ariel Gardner, Mitchell Solomon, Colin Mathews

Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft was a british philosopher, writer and advocate for women's rights, in the 18th century. During her short career of only about 38 years Mary wrote many novels including a children's book, treaties, a history of French revolution, but known mostly for her book about Women's rights that agues that women are not born inferior to men but are deceived that way because of their lack in education. Mary's personal seemed to outshine her writing. Mary had, had two affairs with Henry Fuseli and Gilbert Imlay by whom she had a daughter Fanny Imlay. Mary ended up marring a philosopher by the name of William Godwin but she shortly died 10 tens after giving birth to her daughter Marly Shelley who herself became an accomplished writer. After Wollstonecrafts death her book revealing her unorthodix lifestyle, "Memori" was published and she is now known today as a founding feminist philosophers.

Below in Wollstonecrafts stone that is placed on her last residency

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Quote by Mary Wollstonecraft

"Make women rational creatures, and free citizens, and they will quickly become good wives; - that is, if men do not neglect the duties of husbands and fathers."

– Mary Wollstonecraft

Vindication of Women's Rights

Vindication of Women's Rights is one of Wollestoncrafts most famous pieces of literature. Throughout this piece Mary claims that women are not born inferior to men but are perceived to be because of their lack in education. She also claims that women should be companions to men rather than "mere wives". This is known as one of the earliest works of feminist philosophy and is still known today.