According to Wollstonecraft in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, how do men of the time period view women? What does Wollstonecraft think about this?

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British proto-feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797) wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Women: With Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects (1792) in quick reaction to Charles Maurice de Tallyrand-Perigord's 1791 report to the French National Assembly in which he declared that women should receive no more than a domestic education (how to take care of a household).

Wollstonecraft responded to Perigord and other political and educational theorists of her time with her assertation that by allowing women to be educated, their children and husbands would benefit. Children of the nation would start off life with more knowledge, and men would have companions who could share intellectual interests. Women, she argued, should not be treated as ornaments or personal property, but as humans who deserve and can reach a much higher potential by being allowed an education.

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