The Vindication of the Rights of Woman

When Tuesday, May 7, 2019
10:00am to 11:15am
Where The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center
Ball State University
400 Minnetrista Boulevard, Muncie
What Education - history
Cost No Charge- Reservations Required
Ages 18+
The E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Center

Mary Wollstonecraft wrote one of the earliest works of feminist philosophy, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects (1792). It was written in response to theorists of the 18th century who did not believe women should have an education. Prior to that, Wollstonecraft wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Men  (1790), that argued that people would be more virtuous and lead more comfortable livesunder a system of fluctuating wealth, rather than that of heredity. In 1797, Wollstonecraft married philosopher William Godwin dying later that year, eleven days after giving birth to her daughter, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, who became Mary Shelley. William Godwin published Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1798) as a tribute to his wife.