week 8 DQ 2 - society in her document The second sex. This...

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How did Mary Wollstonecraft affect first-wave feminism? How did Simone de Beauvoir's writing shape the second wave? How did the events of the first and second wave affect each other? Mary Wollstonecraft published a document called “A Vindification of the Rights of Women” in 1792, a long time before the suffragette movement. In her document she advocated the social and moral equality of both men and women. Wollencraft’s ideas were thought to have shaped the suffragette women who campaigned for the vote for women in the 1900’s. Simone de Beauvoir was known as a philosophical crusader. She explored the roles of women in
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Unformatted text preview: society in her document The second sex. This document solidified her as a philosophical and political leader. It was this text that gained her status as a feminist and many women throughout the feminist movement looked to her for thought. Without the beginning thoughts of womens equality, and eventually gaining the vote; women could not move onto the second wave of feminism. Women would have still been campaigning for a voice. The first wave, lead to the second wave, first with equal voting rights then onto feminism and equal rights as a citizen....
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