Tag: Wollstonecraft

  • A Vindication of the Rights of Woman – Week #3

    Week 3 of the Readalong covers chapters 6–11 which deal with early childhood, concepts of modesty vs humility, a woman’s reputation, class differences, and parent-child relationships.  Whew!  In all seriousness, though, while I personally would have chosen a narrower scope for such a book, I admire Mary’s willingness to take on a broad range of […]

  • A Vindication of the Rights of Woman – Week #2

    Week 2 of the Readalong spans chapters 4 & 5 on the topics “the state of degredation to which woman is reduced” and “writers who have rendered women objects of pity, bordering on contempt.” It looks like I highlighted more quotes in these chapters than in all of the first part. I was especially impressed […]

  • A Vindication of the Rights of Woman – Week #1

    Finally reading this classic that’s been on my list so long! Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797) My Gutenberg edition began with a brief biography of the author.  She had an interesting but tragic life: Apparently her father was very overbearing (“a despot,” according to the biography) and unkind to her mother. Mary didn’t receive anything in the […]