Vindication of the Rights of Men 1790 Main article A Vindication of the Rights

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Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790) Main article: A Vindication of the Rights of Men Published in response to Edmund Burke 's Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790), which was a defence of constitutional monarchy , aristocracy, and the Church of England , and an attack on Wollstonecraft's friend, the Rev Richard Price at the Newington Green Unitarian Church , Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790) attacks aristocracy and advocates republicanism . Hers was the first response in a pamphlet war that subsequently became known as the Revolution Controversy , in which Thomas Paine 's Rights of Man (1792) became the rallying cry for reformers and radicals. Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) Main article: A Vindication of the Rights of Woman A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is one of the earliest works of feminist philosophy. In it,
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Wollstonecraft argues that women ought to have an education commensurate with their position in society and then proceeds to redefine that position, claiming that women are essential to the nation because they educate its children and because they could be "companions" to their husbands rather than mere wives. Instead of viewing women as ornaments to society or property to be traded in marriage, Wollstonecraft maintains that they are human beings deserving of the same fundamental rights as men. Large sections of the Rights of Woman respond vitriolically to conduct book writers such as James Fordyce and John Gregory and educational philosophers such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau , who wanted to deny women an education. (Rousseau famously argues in Émile (1762) that women should be educated for the pleasure of men.) With the emergence of feminist criticism in academia in the 1960s and 1970s, Wollstonecraft's works returned to prominence. Their fortunes reflected that of the
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