Feminist Historical Figure Time…

Mary Wollstonecraft

Due to the drastic form of feminism that have swept the world, I like to look at historical figures for better examples of what feminism should represent. On one of my previous posts I used St. Joan of Arc as an example. For this post I would love to talk about Mary Wollstonecraft.

Mary Wollstonecraft, the mother of Mary Shelley who is the author of Frankenstein, was an author herself. She was part of the Enlightenment period (1759-1797), therefore women’s rights were limited. No education for women. Mary Wollstonecraft focused on fighting for the right she believed to be hers and hundred of other women from the very beginning. Her books focused on co-education and sharing parental responsibilities between husband and wife. She also discussed the objectification of women.

To read more on Wollstonecraft… http://www.feministsforlife.org/herstory/marywollstonecraft/

Yours truly,

L.D

 

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