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date: 05 July 2022

Mary Wollstonecraft 1759–97
English feminist 

  1. To give a sex to mind was not very consistent with the principles of a man [Rousseau] who argued so warmly, and so well, for the immortality of the soul.
    often quoted as, ‘Mind has no sex’
    A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) ch. 3
  2. I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.
    A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) ch. 4
  3. It is justice, not charity, that is wanting in the world.
    A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) ch. 5
  4. Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.
    A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) ch. 5
  5. A slavish bondage to parents cramps every faculty of the mind.
    A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) ch. 11