Aristotle justifies that the husband is fit to rule

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each relationship must be different according to the role they fulfill. Aristotle justifies that the husband is fit to rule the household, while the wife’s duty is to preserve what her husband has
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acquired. Women had no rights of citizenship and a woman’s husband or father would perform business on her behalf. With this knowledge, Mary Wollstonecraft’s clear opposition to Aristotle’s theories can undoubtedly be presented. Immediately into the introduction of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman , Wollstonecraft depicts the lack of equality between men and women due to an education inadequacy. As Salma Maoulidi explains, “Wollstonecraft strongly opposes the view that women only exist to serve men, a view expressed by dominant philosophers of her time and religions and still retained in most legal systems” (Maoulidi 2007, 7). She attacks and rejects the view of women’s education that the philosopher Rosseau had described in Emile. “The most perfect education, in my opinion, is such an exercise of the understanding as is best calculated to strengthen the body and form the heart. Or, in other words, to enable the individual to attain such habits of virtue as will render it independent. In fact, it is a farce to call any being virtuous whose virtues do not result from the exercise of its own reason. This was Rousseau’s opinion respecting men: I extend it to women” (Wollstonecraft 1792). Instead, she proposes that boys and girls should both become educated, and she even promotes that they attend school together. She suggests to, “Let an enlightened nation’ then try what effect reason would have to bring them back to nature, and their duty; and allowing them to share the advantages of education and government with man… to render this practicable, day schools, for particular ages, should be established by government, in which boys and girls might be educated together” (Wollstonecraft 1792). She predicted that if girls were educated at a young age, that they, just like their male counterparts, would be rational and sensible creatures. As Peter Walwyn states, “Wolstonecraft claims that children, and especially girls, must be caught before the damage is done. The solution
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to the tyranny of oppression under masculine values is that the right education will lead to children's and women's, emancipation” (Walwyn 1994, 12).
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