A vindication of the rights of women by mary wollstonecraft

In Mary Wollstonecraft’s Excerpt,Letter, Introduction, and Chapter 2, she mentions this quote on page 19″the affection of her husband as merely one of the comforts that make her task less difficult and her life happier.” this stood out to me because this not only happened back in the day but it still happens to this day. this quote was referring to women who try to please their husbands or etc. and don’t really realize if that makes them happy or not. basically knowing self worth is important and if that really makes you happy as a person. another quote that stood out to me was on page 19 as well where she talks about Dr.Gregory’s “A Father’s Legacy to his daughters” and she mentions “[MW reports and scornfully rejects Gregory’s recommendation to his daughters that they be careful to hold down any feelings that might lead to them too vigorous in dancing, because that might give men the wrong impression. she concludes]”. this quotes stood out because like i said before this happens today in reality. women are taught to be proper and dress a certain way and have ethical duties as a women. for example, women are taught to not show a lot of skin because that gives a wrong impression to men.

3 thoughts on “A vindication of the rights of women by mary wollstonecraft”

  1. As U mentioned this quote I felt that women tend to only care about about their husbands happiness. They want their husbands to feel satisfied and happy and aren’t really concerned with their own happiness. They aren’t even sure if that really makes them happy. They should be able to have their own self respect and self value. Their happiness shouldn’t depend on their husbands and should focus on themselves. If they depend on their husbands then they would be seen as weak or fragile. They should be able to find their dignity and worthiness.

  2. As U mentioned this quote I felt that women tend to only care about about their husbands happiness. They want their husbands to feel satisfied and happy and aren’t really concerned with their own happiness. They aren’t even sure if that really makes them happy. They should be able to have their own self respect and self value. Their happiness shouldn’t depend on their husbands and should focus on themselves. If they depend on their husbands then they would be seen as weak or fragile. They should be able to find their dignity and worthiness.

  3. The points you have made from the cited quotes were spot on and analyzes how society places women to believe that the judgement and satisfaction from others, especially men, should be their reason to act accordingly. That in itself is such a harsh reality and obviously not what they should strive for because women’s own self worth and value should be appreciated more than what they’re expected of. They should be able to express their own interests and vocalize what they don’t want without being afraid of the consequences from it.

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