Women becoming, consequently, weaker than they ought to be…

Posted: August 21st, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Feminist | Tags: , | No Comments »

“Women becoming, consequently, weaker…than they ought to be…have not sufficient strength to discharge the first duty of a mother; and sacrificing to lasciviousness the parental affection…either destroy the embryo in the womb, or cast if off when born. Nature in every thing demands respect, and those who violate her laws seldom violate them with impunity.”

Feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, after decrying the sexual exploitation of women in A Vindication of the Rights of Women, around 1792

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