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- Length: 5 Pages
- Topic: Sports - Women
- Paper #: 60248511
Although she was born in 1759, Mary Wollstonecraft is hailed as the first modern feminist (Cucinello pp). Her "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman," published in 1792, is the first great feminist treatise (Wollstonecraft pp). Wollstonecraft preached that women must be strong in mind and body and that sentimentality was symbolic with weakness (Wollstonecraft pp).
Born to a "gentry" farmer and an aloof mother, it is said she began