What the treatment of two of history’s original “nasty women,” Mary Hays and Mary Darby Robinson, can tell us about how society has long consigned outspoken women to infamy or obliteration.
A Letter to the Women of England on the Injustice of Mental Subordination, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Appeal to the Men of Great Britain in Behalf of Women, England, feminism, Mary Darby Robinson, Mary Hays, Mary Wollstonecraft, Nasty women, Olympe de Gouges, Philosophy, Querelle des Femmes, The English Sappho, The Enlightenment, The Unsex'd Females, The Victim of Prejudice, women writers, women's education, Women's History, women's rights
How the dangerously powerful words of two of history’s original “nasty women,” Olympe de Gouges and Mary Wollstonecraft, were silenced, suppressed, and nearly lost to history.
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, abolition of slavery, Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen, England, equal rights, Equality, feminism, France, French Revolution, Mary Wollstonecraft, Nasty women, Olympe de Gouges, Philosophy, Querelle des Femmes, restoring women's history, Revolution, The Enlightenment, The Unsex'd Females, women writers, women's education, Women's History, women's rights
While the stories of history’s first female doctors of philosophy are inspiring, they also highlight the galling realities of women’s centuries-long struggle to obtain equal educational opportunities and professional and intellectual respect. Seen as a whole, they have the power to light a fire beneath armchair inspiration and provoke similarly bold and progressive action.
Canada, doctor of philosophy, Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia, Equality, female scholars, feminism, Helen Magill White, higher education, Italy, PhD, Poland, Russian Empire, Stefania Wolicka-Arnd, Sweden, The Enlightenment, United States, women's education