April 27: 250th Birthday of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)

Mary Wollstonecraft

Mary Wollstonecraft

It’s my birthday too, but not a milestone like the 250th.

“How many women thus waste life away, the prey of discontent, who might have practised as physicians, regulated a farm, managed a shop, and stood erect, supported by their own industry, instead of hanging their heads surcharged with the dew of sensibility, that consumes the beauty to which it at first gave lustre.”

Mary Wollstonecraft,  A Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792)


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2 Responses to “April 27: 250th Birthday of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)”

  1. Roberta Says:

    Happy birthday to you too! I have compiled some of the recent responses to Mary Wollstonecraft’s 250th birthday here:

    There is an American historian looking at her sibling relationships, and an Australian law prof linking her to Afghani struggles, and London psychogeographers going for a stroll….

  2. Grace Says:

    Happy Birthday!

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