Wollstonecraft most memorably calls for the education of women. It is because they have been denied their right to a proper education, in both its current and past meaning, that they continue to be seen as inferior to men. In Chardin's painting, "The Good Education," it appears as though the woman, perhaps the girl's mother, is teaching or lecturing the girl. And indeed, according to the audio guide, the mother is listening to her daughter's recitation of a lesson. Yet, what she is learning is not science, math, literature, philosophy, etc. Instead, "diligence and modesty are the virtues that she will learn." To modern observers, this girl is learning things that are not, intellectually speaking, worth learning. But at the time, as it seems in Wollstonecraft's letter to Talleyrand-Perigord, this is exactly what men thought women ought to learn at the time. Let us not forget, however, that men and women are equally quick to judge women (and of course men as well) on superficial qualities.