A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft
Women deserve as much as men do!
Through Wollstonecraft’s work, millions of people have learned to appreciate the role of women in society. Wollstonecraft says that women are essential to the society because they educate their children and can serve as companions to their husbands instead of solely wives. Although in today’s society, gender inequality is seldom witnessed and recognized, there are still some things that are more associated with men and other things that are more suitable for women. Thus, an indication of inequality. Wollstonecraft produced her work in response to 18th century educational and political theorists who were firmly opposed to equal rights for women to argue that “To render mankind more virtuous and happier of course, both sexes must act from the same principle; but how can that be expected when only one is allowed to see the reasonableness of it? To render also the social compact truly equitable, and in order to spread those enlightening principles...women must be allowed to found their virtue on knowledge, which is scarcely possible unless they be educated by the same pursuits as men.” Hence, women deserve as much education and other opportunities as men do. Her work provides readers with more insight into the role of women in society and the consequence of their absence.
“It’s hard to raise voice for women. But she did it quite well”-Michelle Obama