By Mary Wollstonecraft
One of many earliest contributions to feminist philosophy, Wollstonecraft’s strong treatise at the price of girls in society tackles some of the patriarchal attitudes widespread within the eighteenth century. as well as championing the proposal that girls take pleasure in all of the similar basic rights as males, Wollstonecraft argues that males take advantage of treating their other halves as partners instead of commodities. Touching upon many topics in women’s schooling, A Vindications of the Rights of lady continues to be a daring and robust learn.
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48. 35 An Outgrowth of the Masculine Mentality', Atlantis, 12(1), 1987, pp. 10-17; Jean Bethke Elshtain, 'On Beautiful Souls, Just Warriors and Feminist Consciousness', Women's Studies International Forum, 5(3/4), 1982; 'Reflections on War and Political Discourse: Realism, Just War and Feminism in a Nuclear Age', Political Theory, 13(1), February 1985 and Women and War (New York: Basic Books, 1987). For the review of these sources see Segal, Is the Future Female? pp. 179 ff. See summaries of this work in V.
See also Runyan and Peterson, 'The Radical Future of Realism', pp. 73-4. These authors are writing of standpoint theorists, which is not completely encompassed by the term radical feminism as I am using it, but which approximates it sufficiently for our purposes here. Ibid. See Teresa de Lauretis, 'Feminist Studies/Critical Studies: Issues, Terms, and Contexts', in T. ), Feminist Studies/Critical Studies (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986), p. , especially p. 193 for an interesting discussion of this issue.
489. In defence of feminist postmodernism, Anne S. Runyan and V.
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft