Mary Wollstonecraft(1759-1797), was one of the earliest feminists in history. Her major work, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, contained her major ideas and beliefs on the topic of women’s rights. What were some of the points that Wollstonecraft made in the excerpts I read from the beginning of her major written work? What would she like to see changed in European society?
Mary’s written work was intended to lift women up to the intellectual level of the men at the time. Mary did not like the qualities of the majority of women at the time, who in her opinion were frivolous and weak. Which was her reasoning on why women were not treated justly by men. She wanted women to now lift themselves up so they can be seen as intellectual beings instead of a beautiful object.