Wollstonecraft wrote, “Those who advise us only to turn ourselves into gentle domestic animals—how grossly they insult us!”
Meaning there are people and not just men telling us as women we should be good little kitties and puppies. Be gentle and soft, don’t fight back. Even if your soul is being crushed with the hammer of mankind, so what? You are just a woman, lay down and let your belly be rubbed like the good girl you are. All women are supposed to do is take care of others, not themselves. But what Wollstonecraft wrote there is to be insulted! Let your feelings be know! You are not some domesticated pet that can be kicked around like a soccer ball. You are woman, let them hear you roar! There is no need to be the lowest part of the food chain anymore. If we don’t speak up she also tells us we may as well lay down and die! Strive for something more than just to be able to “deal with” the abuse of being the lesser. That it is a must that you speak up and let them know this is not a compliment it is insulting to say your sole purpose is to make a man happy. Marriage does not have to be your end goal. Hell it doesn’t have to be your goal at all!