A Vindication of the Rights of Women
Giving Women A Chance at Education
Wollstonecraft challenged against the idea that women shouldn't be educated, explaining in her A Vindication of the Rights of Women that education can improve women rather than making fools of themselves due to their lack of capability. She even challenged men stating 'Let men become more chaste and modest, and if women do not grow wiser in the same ratio, it will be clear that they have a weaker understanding.' Mary is so firm in her beliefs that the eradication of complete power over women will grow their understanding.
She compares the unfairness between men and women in her Vindication that 'men, in their youth, are prepared for professions, and marriage is not considered as the grand feature in their lives; whilst women, on the contrary, have no other scheme to sharpen their faculties.' She points out these inequalities between the two sexes and brings to light the possibilities that women can have more of.