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MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT - First feminist in Britain - Advocate of woman’s rights - “first feminist” or “mother of feminism” - Born in London Captain Gilbert Imlay - An American timber merchant and adventurer - Had their child named Fanny William Godwin - The founder of philosophical anarchism - Had their child named Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein) VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMAN - is a treatise on overcoming the ways in which women in her time are oppressed and denied their potential in society, with concomitant problems for their households and society as a whole - proposed that women and men should be given equal opportunities in education, work, and politics. - The dedication is to Charles M. Talleyrand-Périgord, the late bishop of Autun whose views on female education were distasteful to Wollstonecraft. CHAPTER I: The Rights and Involved Duties of Mankind Considered Promotes reason and rationality and discusses the deleterious effects of absolute, arbitrary political power and the
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  • Fall '19