6 June 2012
Nowadays, “feminism” has been a positively topic. According to the Womenhistory, Lewis Jone Johnson claims that “feminism is about equality of the sexes, and activism to achieve the equality of female.” However, for the past, the word “feminism” has different meanings. Different people held different attitudes to it. Mary Wollstonecraft, an eighteenth-century British writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights. It follows that the feminism has been a controversial topic in the eighteenth- century. Wollstonecraft argues that women’s educational level should be commensurate with their social status. According to the book which is called “A Vindication of the Rights of Women”, Mary Wollstonecraft believes that “the well-educated women will be able to become good wives and mothers so far as to contribute to the country ultimately.” In real life, men are usually busy with work; however, women are usually busy with work and family. Women play an important role in children’s education. Therefore, the well-educated women have a far-reaching effect on the next generation. For example, Michelle Obama whose play three roles in her life. To be a mother, Michelle is a good example for the children to learn. Michelle’s words and deeds affect children. To be a wife, Michelle began to assist Obama for a national speaking tour so that the voters increasing. To be the First Lady, Michelle visits to the Justice Department in Washington. Also according to the Chicagotribune, Paul J. Richards said that Michelle called on chefs to adopt a school and work with teachers, parents, school nutritionists and administrators to educate kids about food and nutrition. That is the reason why Mary Wollstonecraft argues that “women are not naturally inferior to men, but appear to be only because they lack education”. On the base of her thoughts, women are essential to the nation. Mary Wollstonecraft suggests that both men and women should...
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