What claim or position on an issue does Wollstonecraft make in her essay?

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In Mary Wollstonecraft's essay, "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman," published in 1792, the author takes the position that women are more than those who were made to be both "docile" and "obedient" (chap 2, para 3). She argues that women are raised by their mothers to be weak and "soft." This softness makes a woman no better than a "domestic animal" (chap 2, para 4). Furthermore, Wollstonecraft goes on to lament the position of women in relation to that of men. That is, men view women as weak and subservient, and society believes a woman's role is to care for her physical looks and obey her husband.

The author believes that education, a woman's...

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