Lisa Plummer Crafton (essay date summer 2000)
SOURCE: Crafton, Lisa Plummer. “‘Insipid Decency’: Modesty and Female Sexuality in Wollstonecraft.” European Romantic Review 11, no. 3 (summer 2000): 277-99.
[In the following essay, Crafton explores Wollstonecraft's attitude toward female sexuality and her condemnation of artificial decorum and propriety in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.]
Modesty must be equally cultivated by both sexes or it will ever remain a sickly hothouse plant whilst the affectation of it, the fig...
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