Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison. ~Mary Wollstonecraft
Mary Wollstonecraft was an early advocate for women's rights. In 1792 she wrote Vindication for the Right of Women which became an iconic treatise for the feminist movement. She died giving birth to Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, most well known as the author of Frankenstein.
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