Mary Wollstonecraft

Enlightenment Thinkers

Background

  • Was born in London in 1759.
  • Married the famous writer,William Godwin.
  • Worked actively for women's rights.
  • Attempted to commit suicide in 1795.
  • Is an anarchist
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Mary's Beliefs

  • Hated the Monarchy with a passion.
  • Women should be able to participate in civic and political life.
  • Believed every person should be his or her own master.(Anarchy)

Quotes

"I am about to display 'the mind of a woman, who has thinking powers.'"-Mary Wollstonecraft

"The beginning is always today."-Mary Wollstonecraft