RANDOM FACTS Born April 27 1759 Died September 10 1797 She died 10 days after having her second daughter. She grew up with an abusive dad. She was also the 2 nd of 6 children In 1784 she started a school with her sister Eliza and her friend Franny. She had two children out of wedlock. Her daughter Mary wrote Frankenstein. http://www.biography.com/people/mary-wollstonecraft-9535967?page=1 This is where I got my information http://www.biography.com/people/mary-wollstonecraft-9535967?page=1 Here is a YouTube on her life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tYv3w4rZxIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tYv3w4rZxI
HER THOUGHTS ON MARRIAGE She only believed in certain kinds of marriage. She thought that marriage should be common respect and affection, which can only happen if they were both educated and rational. She believed that love fades and that only relationship based on friendship would last. She was completely against marriage based on men treating their women as toys or dolls.
HER THOUGHTS ON WOMEN Mary was very critical of women who were very stereotypical. She observed many women who were irrational and only cared about beauty. She also saw that some women would manipulate men to get what they want; she called these women "capricious tyrants”. She blamed society for women being like this. She said that the reason women did not act rationally is because they were never taught to be rational.
HER PHILOSOPHY She claimed that women were humans too and deserved the same rights as men. She said the reason women of her time had a apparent superficialness of the mind is not because they had a natural deficiency but because of the lack of education. She blamed culture for teaching women from birth that the only thing they should care about is their beauty. Though she believed that women should be equal, she stated that men were superior in strength and virtue. http://www.egs.edu/library/mary-wollstonecraft/biography/ This where I got my information. http://www.egs.edu/library/mary-wollstonecraft/biography/
SOME YOUTUBES ON HER PHILOSOPHY AND HER http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjalBmkmkvE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjalBmkmkvE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7YPdheQISw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7YPdheQISw
MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT’S BOOKS The Vindication of The Rights of Women Thoughts on The Education of Daughters The Vindication of the Right of Men Maria or The Wrongs of Women Letter Written in Sweden, Norway and Denmark
HER QUOTES No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks. Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's scepter, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison. The beginning is always today.
MORE QUOTES It is time to effect a revolution in female manners - time to restore to them their lost dignity. It is time to separate unchangeable morals from local manners. “I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.” “...men endeavor to sink us still lower, merely to render us alluring objects for a moment; and women, intoxicated by the adoration which men, under the influence of their senses, pay them, do not seek to obtain a durable interest in their hearts, or to become the friends of the fellow creatures who find amusement in their society.” https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/1938850-a-vindication-of-the-rights-of-woman This is where I got my information