A Vindication of the Rights of WomanMary Wollstonecraft
A seminal book in a feminist conversation that still continues today.
Now regarded as one of the founding feminist philosophers, Mary Wollstonecraft's writings have inspired conversation and action since their first publication. Wollstonecraft produced this declaration of female independence in 1792. Passionate, eloquent and forthright, it launched a scathing attack on the current understanding of women and laid out the tenets for a new vision: equal education, an end to prejudice and a chance for women to become defined by their profession, not their partner. Whereas Mary Wollstonecraft's work was received at the time with a mixture of admiration and outrage, she is now rightly viewed as a powerful matriarch of modern feminism.
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'My own sex, I hope, will excuse me, if I treat them like rational creatures.'