A Vindication of the Rights of Women is a proto-feminist polemic that bases its arguments on Enlightenment values of liberation, justice and equality. Though Wollstonecraft declares that women are equal to men, she does not always uphold this statement in all cases. However, she sharply critiques unfair economic and domestic treatment towards women and the unjust cultural standards and values imposed upon them, arguing for female education and fair treatment in marriage.

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