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Mary Wollstonecraft, Feminist and Activist

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Mary Wollstonecraft


Cross-Link: The Enlightenment, Principles of Democratic Governance and Women's Political Empowerment



Wollstonecraft was a British writer and political activist and is considered the mother of liberal Feminism, her 1792 work titled A Vindication of the Rights of Women was the first of its kind in that it called for women to be educated and argued for their social and political equality.







 Multimedia Resources


Link here for a lecture video on the subject.


    • Link here to watch a 3-minute video on the philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft.

Link here for a power point presentation on Women of the Enlightenment by Jennifer Boyer-Switala a history teacher at Lewisburg High School.



    • Link here for an engaging lesson plan debating the ideas of Mary Wollstonecraft and Rousseau.



Link here for a podcast about Mary's groundbreaking ideas and concepts about Feminism and the role of women in society. 


Link here for a timeline of Mary's life. 


Link here for a video biography on Mary's life. 


Link Here for an article on the impacts that Mary had on current events during the time she lived. 


Link Here for an article on Mary, "Britans first feminist" 


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