A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

What is Wollstonecraft's opinion of the equality of men and women?

I just need a little clarification on what was her thoughts on the equality of men and women.

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"Contending for the rights of woman, my main argument is built on this simple principle, that if she be not prepared by education to become the companion of man, she will stop the progress of knowledge and virtue; for truth must be common to all, or it will be inefficacious with respect to its influence on general practice. And how can woman be expected to co-operate unless she know why she ought to be virtuous? unless freedom strengthen her reason till she comprehend her duty, and see in what manner it is connected with her real good? If children are to be educated to understand the true principle of patriotism, their mother must be a patriot; and the love of mankind, from which an orderly train of virtues spring, can only be produced by considering the moral and civil interest of mankind; but the education and situation of woman, at present, shuts her out from such investigations."




Mary Wollstonecraft: Letter to M. Talleyrand -Périgord, in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman