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How is "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" relevant to our time?Do Mary...

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alexzandramarie | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 25, 2010 at 2:18 AM via web

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How is "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" relevant to our time?

Do Mary Wollstonecraft's views apply to today?

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted January 25, 2010 at 4:55 AM (Answer #1)

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One of the ways in which Wollstonecraft's work is relevant to our time is that it discusses an issue that is relevant to our world.  The idea of women advocating for equality and stressing to have their voices heard is something that is quite relevant to the modern setting.  Throughout the world, women from different narratives and experiences experience some level of mistreatment or inequality from social, traditional, or political entities.  The idea of stressing the need for equal rights and equality of opportunity is something that is meaningful in these situations and settings.  As the world is becoming more globalized, the need to exchange ideas that advocate social democratic notions of the good is essential, which proves the value of the work.

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