The Roots of Modern Feminism and the French Revolution in Mary Wollstonecraft’s Text ‘A Vindication of the Rights of Woman’

Vol-6 | No-01 | January-2021 | Published Online: 17 January 2021    PDF ( 439 KB )
Nurjima Khatun 1

1M.A in Political Science, Dept. of Political Science, Rabindra Bharati University


Mary Wollstonecraft, ascribing a specific significance to „Woman‟ – in the tight sense-and to every persecuted gathering – in the expansive sense-, has an unconventional situation throughout the entire existence of political musings. These thoughts of Wollstonecraft, who applied essential contentions of Enlightenment to the family, lady and private circle, have comprised the establishment of present day women‟s liberation. Wollstonecraft created traditional compositions that incorporated political hypothesis with sexual orientation jobs and private relations. In this sense, relations that she made among opportunity, equity, righteousness, reason and sexual orientations and her analysis towards the social orders of her period are significant. The current examination that has zeroed in on Wollstonecraft‟s discernment about „Woman‟ and her considerations about the French Revolution will research the point in three essential stages. The principal stage will attempt to introduce her methodological perspective and her fundamental contemplations by moving from her book „A Vindication of the Rights of Men‟. At that point, this paper will research the ideas and investigation that cover essential contentions of the advanced women‟s activist idea by zeroing in on her book and furthermore examine the aftereffects of Wollstonecraft‟s fundamental ideas on political hypothesis, particularly in connection with the French Revolution where these ideas have been communicated.

Mary Wollstonecraft, French Revolution, modern feminism, gender
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