The Question and Answer section for A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Wollstonecraft asserts that many women readily conform the stereotypes put on them by men. She desires that women throw off the bonds men place upon them in terms of rendering them only beautiful, foolish, and useless; she wants them to attain a...
I know Mary's father would beat his wife (Maary's mother). He was an abusive alcoholic that took advantage of his wife. This surely would have influenced Mary's feminist writing.
Women not being at the social and economic mercy of men, including their husbands, would certainly have been modern for the time.