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Women Rights of the 18th Century

Summary: What women had to fight and go through in the 18th century to break the views men had women. focuses on women writers of the romantic period that stood for their rights and changed the women's title forever.
Many people would consider Mary Wollstonecraft the "mother of feminism" and her piece on the Right of Woman was the beginning of a lot of later arguments and struggles for woman equality. Many of women activists, such as Catherine Macaulay, Priscilla Bell Wakefield, and Mary Anne Radcliffe came after Wollstonecraft to take a stance and speak their voice. The definition of equality is having the same quantity, measure, or values as another. For decades woman such as those mentioned fought for this description to be true amongst males and females. Many males, including Rousseau, claimed that "Nature intended that subjection of the one sex to the other; [and] that consequently there must be an inferiority of intellect in the subjected party" (320).

Women in the late 1700s and early 1800s were observed more as objects of possession to the male population than as an equal human being. According to...

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