Review of Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of The Right of Woman

  • selin çınar MSc Student Altinbas University
Keywords: book review, women right, gender right, Wollstonecraft


The book "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman," written by Mary Wolllstonecraft, was published in 1792. The reason why this book is important is that it not only meets the requirements of the era in which it was written but also sheds light on today's concepts, such as political and human rights. The purpose of writing A Vindication of the Rights of Woman was actually a response to the famous philosopher Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France, which was published in the 18th century. At the same time, another point that makes Wollstonecraft important in this book review is that she reflected her thoughts in her book, which would not remain a spectator to the political and social events of the 18th century. However, by opposing the hierarchy system in this period, she not only defended a section of women, but she was the defender of all women. She wanted to defend every woman in society. Of course, he determined this right to defense with reference to the education that women and men would receive. According to her, both sexes, men and women, have the same mind and the same common sense. The feature that distinguishes them from each other is their lack of education, and it is precisely for this reason that women were considered dependent on men in this period because they could not have the right to education. Accordingly, in her response, Wollstonecraft wrote that men and women had equal status and equal rights. The purpose of this study is to evaluate Wollstonecraft's book and discuss the prevailing opinion of a sexual character.

How to Cite
çınar, selin. (2023). Review of Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of The Right of Woman. International Journal of Global Community, 6(3 - Nov.), 261 - 264. Retrieved from