A VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMAN
ROOM 107 | NEWHAMPTON ARTS CENTRE | DUNKLEY STREET |
WOLVERHAMPTON | WV1 4AN |
8 March ❘ 7 - 9pm
To coincide with International Women's Day, 8 March, Theoretical Tuesday will be hosting a discussion of the introduction and dedication to M. Talleyrand-Perigord taken from Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Women.
Wollestonecraft, the vanguard of feminist writer, followed and supported the French Revolution. In this excerpt she highlights that the fight for equality for all men must surely include equality for women, with a focus of equality in education.
"But if women are to be excluded, without having a voice, from a participation of the natural rights of mankind, prove first, to ward off the charge of injustice and inconsistency, that they want reason, else this flaw in your NEW CONSTITUTION will ever show that man must, in some shape, act like a tyrant, and tyranny, in whatever part of society it rears its brazen front, will ever undermine morality. . . "
Mary Wollstonecraft, 1792