Journal 2 - “as is” But I think that she is in fact...

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Kevin Pintauro January 28, 2008 Daily Journal 2 Wollstonecraft, I think, has continued to write her own arguments with critical consideration to Rousseau. I find that this point in reading that her entire book is a rebuttal as if the issue of “women in society” was an organized debate in which the works of Rousseau is the opening response in the form of (a) publication(s) and A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is her published response. She however has the advantage of “rebutting” and being able to both break-down Rousseau’s writings from his photograph like perception of the issue (his writing is straight to the point) and being able to reconstruct it in to a Picasso painting. I find that Wollstonecraft is not able or is hesitant to declare her own views as
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Unformatted text preview: “as is”. But I think that she is in fact more “right” because she is better able to address the issue from a philosophical standpoint is takes a step back to see the bigger picture where as Rousseau has head stuck in the culture of Imperial Europe. He observes what he sees or what the norm is and says that it should be so because it is so. Wollstonecraft catches him begging the question, but fails to reach her own distinct conclusions. At one point it is as if she is passively contemplating that woman should live amongst themselves and should learn to be able to provide for themselves by somehow compensating for their lack of physical strength that separates them from men as their own sex....
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