Mary Wollstonecraft: Her Daughter, Mary Shelley, Created a Monster

MarywollstonecraftwollBorn today in 1759
Was Mary Wollstonecraft.
A feminist by her design
At whom the men in power laughed.


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  • We teach her work at Shimer College! I appreciate your blog as I think it intersects a lot with what we do. So, keep on keepin' on.

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  • In reply to Shimerprez:

    Thanks, Shimerprez. It's a honor to receive such an accolade.

  • Aquinas, I've always found figures such as Ms. Wollstonecraft to be frustrating. Growing up with a single parent mother, the virtues of gender equality were self-evident, but debachery is as debachery does, man or women.

    Tales of this sort are the norm in today's popular culture, and their tragic consequences are always painted as victimization instead of the obvious lack of morality, discipline and humility.

    One has to only read stories such as 'the unbearable lightness of being', 'the world according to garp', 'the 180 pound marriage', 'Forrest gump' or even 'chicago now''s own Margaret Boganrief to become sufficiently saturated with their fatalistic flaws.

  • Mary Wollstonecraft, whatever her flaws, is a towering figure in the history of the women's rights movement and her life and work have influenced a constellation of thinkers on sexual equality and social justice.

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