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When Jean Jacques Rousseau wrote about the inequalities of women it was acceptable for that time period During the 1700s a womens role was primarily to bear and raise their children which is emphasized by Rousseau in Emile In all other aspects they were viewed to be inferior to men Mary Wollstonecrafts rebuttal to Emile appeared thirty years later in which she refutes the traditional roles of women Society has since changed men and women are viewed more equallyRousseaus statement The female is female her whole life is his result of reason based on his views of women and their place in society Family was made the essential part of a womens life Rousseau continues with Everything constantly recalls her sex to her saying that it is the womens job to be a constant caregiver They will always have husbands or children that will require love and respect Throughout their lives an emphasis was placed on caring and raising of children especially the raising of boys into men Because of this women could be nothing more Rousseau believes that women should not be educated the same as men but rather educated to a level suitable for raising men In a mans eyes there had to be some education present so women could raise young men the way their husbands intended While raising boys into men women instilled in them good values morals and tastes that are the very building blocks of life He states Thus the whole education of women ought to relate to men which directly states his thoughts on the topic Wollstonecraft believes women are a product of the men that surround them She states I firmly believe that all writers have contributed to render women more artificial weak charactersand consequently more useless members of society referring specifically to Rousseau She then goes on to call his work nonsense wondering when a man will swallow his pride and give women the
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