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There were several passages that truly caught my attention First on page 260 My own sex I hope will excuse me if I treat them like rational creatures instead of flattering their fascinating graces and viewing them as if they were in a state of perpetual childhood unable to stand alone This is a bold statement in my opinion Wollstonecraft dares to speak to women as though they have a mind as though they are capable of being spoken to I find it interesting that she chooses the words rational creatures to describe women The term has a connotation of being asexual and it gives a notion of an equality between men and women as both being creatures Also Wollstonecraft appears to be fighting for an equal education for both men and women alike She repeats the idea of education throughout the essay By individual educationfor the sense of the word is not precisely defined such an attention to a child as will slowly sharpen the senses p 263 It appears that Wollstonecraft is fighting the idea of women as frail artificial creatures who are meant to be merely appealing to men On page 265 Wollstonecraft continues on with Probably the prevailing opinion that woman was created for man may have taken its rise from Mosess poetical story She continues on being pretty rough on men the entire time it proves that man from the remotest antiquity found it convenient to exert his strength to subjugate his companion because the whole creation was only created for his convenience or pleasure I find that she is a bit too rough on men in a few instances like the quote above Wollstonecraft in my opinion is truly tearing apart the male species and placing most if not all the blame on them for the role that women had in her society She states on page 266 most of the male writers have warmly inculcated that the whole
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