Mary Wollstonecraft Quote

Should it be proved that woman is naturally weaker than man, from whence does it follow that it is natural for her to labour to become still weaker than nature intended her to be? Arguments of this cast are an insult to common sense, and savour of passion. The divine right of husbands, like the divine right of kings, may, it is to be hoped, in this enlightened age, be contested without danger, and though conviction may not silence many boisterous disputants, yet, when any prevailing prejudice is attacked, the wise will consider, and leave the narrow-minded to rail with thoughtless vehemence at innovation.


Ch. 3 - A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792)

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Should it be proved that woman is naturally weaker than man, from whence does it follow that it is natural for her to labour to become still weaker...

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Should it be proved that woman is naturally weaker than man, from whence does it follow that it is natural for her to labour to become still weaker...

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Should it be proved that woman is naturally weaker than man, from whence does it follow that it is natural for her to labour to become still weaker...

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Should it be proved that woman is naturally weaker than man, from whence does it follow that it is natural for her to labour to become still weaker...