In "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman," Mary Wollstonecraft argues that women should receive education because of what reason? (see choices below) In "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman," Mary Wollstonecraft argues that women should receive education because of what? My only choices are:a) raising a family requires good judgment or b) they require some means of supporting themselves independent of men or c) they are equal to men in physical strength, intellect or d) Getting an education will make them more masculine.

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Based on the information in the introduction of Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Women, I would choose answer "D"... "Getting an education will make them more masculine." Wollstonecraft is unhappy with the way women are treated, and does ultimately suggest that being more like men would make women more highly valued.

Wollstonecraft states that women are treated much like animals, even lower than a human being. She insists that they are cherished for their youth and beauty and then found worthless when they are no longer young and attractive. They are praised for a while, but are tossed aside later when they still have much to offer. Wollstonecraft explains with a simile...that women...

...like the flowers which are planted in too rich a soil, strength and usefulness are sacrificed to beauty; and the flaunting leaves...fade, disregarded on the stalk, long before the season when they ought to have arrived at maturity.—One cause of this barren blooming I attribute to a...

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