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A Vindication of the Right of Women and Woman in the Nineteenth Century

- Education of Women in A Vindication of the Right of Women and Woman in the Nineteenth Century        In two centuries where women have very little or no rights at all, Mary Wollstonecraft and Margaret Fuller appear as claiming voices, as two followers of feminism. Two women separated by a century but united by the same ideals. In these male- dominated societies, these two educated women tried to vindicate their rights through one of the few areas where they could show their intelligence: literature....   [tags: Vindication Rights Woman]

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A Vindication Of The Rights Of Women

- ... In this text, she basically degraded men by saying that they are incapable of mental passion, empathy, or the ability to identify with others thus man was between humans and apes (2223). She went on to explain how men are a biological accident, and therefore they were not needed for reproduction (2223). The basis for her whole text was that women, SCUM, have the power to overthrow men and make them submissive, but not all women were capable of overthrowing man. Women who were still “Daddy’s girls” were referred to as passive, scared, dependent, and they wanted to go on living life “in the sewer” under the rule of man, whereas SCUM possessed qualities such as independent, dominant, and vi...   [tags: Feminism, Third-wave feminism]

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Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Women and Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

- Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Women and Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Although Mary Wollstonecraft and Harriet Jacobs lived almost 300 years apart from one another, the basic undercurrent of both of their work is the same. Wollstonecraft was a feminist before her time and Jacobs was a freed slave who wanted more than just her own freedom. Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and Jacobs’ Incidents In the Life of a Slave Girl, Written By Herself were both revolutionary texts that were meant to inspire change and the liberation of a group of people....   [tags: Wollstonecraft jacobs Slave Vindication Essays]

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Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Women

- A woman’s job is to cook, clean, and bear children. Although it may not remain true now, many thought this for most of history. A woman had her duty to her husband and that served as almost all of her worth. During the Enlightenment, some women began to question this norm and to voice their unhappiness. The Enlightenment period was an intellectual movement that sought to reform society and advance knowledge (“Age of Enlightenment”). Even with all of the Enlightenment’s great advancements, women still did not possess many rights....   [tags: Gender Studies]

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The Vindication of Rights of Women

- In Mary Wollstonecraft’s essay “A Vindication of the Rights of Women” she constantly compares men and women. Her comparisons range from their physical nature to their intelligence, and even down to the education that each sex receives. Wollstonecraft states, “In the government of the physical world it is observable that the female in point of strength is, in general, inferior to the male.”(line 1.35-37) to show that women are inferior to men in physicality, and a number of areas throughout the essay, yet through it all she voices her concerns for the rights of women and how well deserved they are....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Mary Wollstonecraft]

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History of Woman's Rights rooted in Mary Wolfstonecraft's Publication Vindication of the Rigts of Women

- While the issue of women’s suffrage has roots based in every country in the world, most think that the initial inroads were painfully carved through the efforts of early women pioneers in America. This perception is easily formed due to the early publication of Mary Wollstonecraft’s Vindication of the Right’s of Women in 1792. However, the movement gained national attention in New Zealand in 1893 and in Australia in 1902, eclipsing the suffrage movement in Britain, Canada and America by at least 25 years....   [tags: suffrage, rights, movement]

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Mary Wollstoncraft's, The Vindication of the Rights of Women

- Mary Wollstoncraft's, The Vindication of the Rights of Women Mary Wollstoncraft's book, "The Vindication of the Rights of Women," is an incredibly insightful look into the life of women in the early portion of this century. It is a philosophical examination of the condition of women, in relationship to some very basic rights, and is also a very enlightening look at how short a distance we really have come, as a society, in relationship to our perceptions of women. Wollstoncraft presents herself as an incredibly enlightened individual who looks at her gender as a subject which should be seen as reasonable creatures, rather than brutes or heroines....   [tags: Philosophy Women Equality Essays]

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The Enlightenment Of The Right Of Women

- The Enlightenment of Woman The enlightenment, also referred to as the age of reason, was a 18th century philosophical movement. Key to this movement, was the emphasis its proponents placed on the rights of individuals, equality, and the use of reason/rationality to support beliefs. The writers in this period, like John Locke and Jean Rousseau, boasted this “enlightened” way as superior to that of the emotionally-driven Romantic period. However, to others, particularly feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft, the ideals are sullied by the fact that women are not also incorporated into this movement that claims equality amongst its virtues....   [tags: Age of Enlightenment, Jean-Jacques Rousseau]

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Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

- Mary Wollstonecraft, who was born during the age of enlightenment in the 18th century, is one of the most prominent feminists in women’s history. Her book A Vindication of the Rights of Woman led her to become one of the first feminists, advocating for the rights of women. Born in a time where women’s education was neither prominent nor important, Wollstonecraft was raised with very little education. However, events in her life influenced her to begin writing, such as the way her father, Edward John Wollstonecraft treated her mother, “into a state of wearied servitude” (Kries,Steven)1....   [tags: Women's Rights ]

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Life of a Sensuous Woman and A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

- Ihara Saikaku’s Life of a Sensuous Woman written in the 17th century and Mary Woolstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman written in the 18th century are powerful literary works that advocated feminism during the time when women were oppressed members of our societies. These two works have a century old age difference and the authors of both works have made a distinctive attempt to shed a light towards the issues that nobody considered significant during that time. Despite these differences between the two texts, they both skillfully manage to present revolutionary ways women can liberate themselves from oppression laden upon them by the society since the beginning of humanity....   [tags: Oppression of Women]

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Mary Wollstonecraft 's A Vindication Of The Rights Of Women

- ... She asks: "Where is then the sexual difference, when the education has been the same. All the difference that I can discern, arises from the superior advantage of liberty, which enables the former [soldiers] to see more of life" (Wollstonecraft 500). Wollstonecraft is arguing that women have not been free to make their own choices and have not had the tools, due to lack of education, to be free: "Women are not allowed to have sufficient strength of mind to acquire what really deserves the nature of virtue" (Wollstonecraft 496)....   [tags: Woman, Gender, Virtue]

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A Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman

- Mary Wollstonecraft was the spear head of feminism in early England. She brought thoughts and arguments against societal norms into the minds of many that her book, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, became household knowledge throughout the United States. Her writings and radical ideas gave her the nickname of the Mother of Feminism of the early feminist movement. Likewise, Karl Marx published his Communist Manifesto in England. His writing aroused many thoughts focused on the class norms that existed throughout the world....   [tags: Marxism, Sociology, Karl Marx, Communism]

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Gender in Society as portrayed in Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Right Woman and D.H. Lawrence's Give Her a Pattern

- In this essay I am going to show you how things like education, job and relationship between men and women have changed and things like support are still the same since Mary Wollstonecraft and D. H. Lawrence write about them. In the essay 'A Vindication of the Right of Woman' by Mary Wollstonecraft, the author urges women to reject their conventional image of weakness. Mary Wollstonecraft uses her style of diction to convince the reader of her ideas. D. H. Lawrence, in his essay, 'Give Her a Pattern' sketches some of the patterns imposed on women by men from eighteen to 21st century....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft

- A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is a novel written by Mary Wollstonecraft about how women are suppressed from their rights due to the ideals of the European society. Women are so blindsided from the ideals of society that they are not aware of the condition they are in. The women in the civilization only care about perusing elegance and attractiveness instead of an education. This civilization is under arbitrary political power that desires women as slaves, who are confined in the home, and only care about their “natural” tendencies of being modest, chaste, and beautiful....   [tags: religion, supression, education]

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The Wife Of Baths : A Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman

- I am sure we all know what communication, females, males, and language all are. Separate they are all simple terms that we all have grown to understand. But what happens when we combine all of these together. Communication between both male and female is possible but at times it goes in the wrong direction. I have read three different texts in this collection: The Wife of Baths Tale, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, and the news coverage of a woman’s rights campaign, In a Scattered Protest, Saudi Women Take the Wheel....   [tags: Woman, Gender]

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The Women 's Movement During The Feminist Movement

- ... The ideas behind Enlightenment were used by feminists to highlight the basic humanity of women and their equality in comparison to men. Socially the development of literacy brought about a more proportionate access to knowledge among the lower/middle classes which sparked up the issue to inequality women faced in education. Finally, the advancement in cultural ideas and values that blended both the older enlightenment and new Romanticism formed a certain optimism about human potential. Feminists again used this in their campaigning, they insisted that women’s rights were not to be controlled by law or human custom, they were a gift by God....   [tags: Feminism, Women's suffrage, Women's rights, Woman]

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The Women's Movement

- The women’s movement had been characterized by women's wish to acquire equal legal status to men by obtaining civil and political rights recorded in the Constitution and legislation. In Romania, the first wave of the feminist movement had been held simultaneously with the women’s movement in West, and it had been a movement of the elite, educated women with access to international information. An important period of this movement was before the establishment of the Romanian Constitution in 1923....   [tags: Women's Rights]

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Feminism : Women 's Rights

- Throughout the 19th century, feminism played a huge role in society and women’s everyday lifestyle. Women had been living in a very restrictive society, and soon became tired of being told how they could and couldn’t live their lives. Soon, they all realized that they didn’t have to take it anymore, and as a whole they had enough power to make a change. That is when feminism started to change women’s roles in society. Before, women had little to no rights, while men, on the other hand, had all the rights....   [tags: Feminism, Women's rights, Women's suffrage]

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The History of the Women’s Suffrage Movement

- Women’s suffrage, or the crusade to achieve the equal right for women to vote and run for political office, was a difficult fight that took activists in the United States almost 100 years to win. On August 26, 1920 the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was ratified, declaring all women be empowered with the same rights and responsibilities of citizenship as men, and on Election Day, 1920 millions of women exercised their right to vote for the very first time. The women’s suffrage movement is thought to have begun with the publication of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft in 1792....   [tags: Women's Rights ]

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Compare and Contrast Women’s Suffrage Movements

- “Compare and contrast women’s suffrage movements of the late nineteenth and early centuries with the European feminist movements of the 1960’s and 1970’s.” Whereas the women’s suffrage movements focused mainly on overturning legal obstacles to equality, the feminist movements successfully addressed a broad range of other feminist issues. The first dealt primarily with voting rights and the latter dealt with inequalities such as equal pay and reproductive rights. Both movements made vast gains to the social and legal status of women....   [tags: Women's Rights]

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Equal Rights for Lebanese Women

- Equal Rights for Lebanese Women Throughout history, women have been dominated by men, and were not given their human rights, simply because they were women. Nevertheless, starting the eighteenth century, some women started showing their dissatisfaction with their unfair conditions. They came to realize that since they were human beings, then they must have equal rights as men. In this paper, I intend to show the historical back ground of the earliest women’s movements in the world, and to state the major achievement of these movements....   [tags: Equal Rights Women's Rights]

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and An Ode Popular Superstitions of Highlands of Scotland

- Comparing Unification in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and An Ode on the Popular Superstitions of the Highlands of Scotland        In A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, Mary Wollstonecraft seeks to abolish repressive, orthodox conventions. She endeavors to abate manners that lacerate our society, that elevate man above woman, that prohibit equal exchange between the sexes. This unequal system of gender roles forms the basis of her argument. Wollstonecraft claims that civilization will not progress while half its population is subjugated....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Women 's Rights Of Women

- ... Wollstonecraft did not want to reverse social order by making women more powerful than men. She merely wanted women to have a proper education they deserved (Wollstonecraft 223). Wollstonecraft wanted to inspire and persuade women to seek physical and mental strength as this along with education would make them better wives, mothers, patrons to society, and England. Wollstonecraft struggled to justify the reason behind the lack of education for women at this time. Allegedly it was a commonly held belief that women did not have the mental strength to determine virtue and mortality....   [tags: Education, Gender, History of education, Woman]

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Women in the Enlightenment

- The Enlightenment is known as the revolution that brought to question the traditional political and social structures. This included the question of the woman’s traditional roles in society. As the public sphere relied more and more ?. and the advances in scientific and educated thinking, women sought to join in with the ranks of their male counterparts. Women held gatherings known as salons where they organized intellectual conversations with their distinguished male guests. Seeking to further their status, enlightened women published pamphlets and other works advocating for educational rights and political recognition....   [tags: politics, social stucture, revolution, gender role]

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Women's Legal and Political Rights

- Women's Legal and Political Rights Until the end of 18th century there was a large opposition to women's legal and political rights, though some improvements were made, the issue of giving women the vote was still highly opposed. Feminism is linked to the women's movement and is commonly connected with two basic beliefs, that women are disadvantaged because of their sex, and that this disadvantage should be overthrown. Since the nineteenth century women's movement gained a central focus of the campaign for female suffrage and the right to vote....   [tags: Papers]

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Women During The Industrial Revolution

- Prior to 1914, women were expected to be in charge of their domestic duties such as cooking and cleaning as well as childrearing. During the Industrial Revolution, changes in working patterns led to the emergence of the idea of separate spheres. Most women at the time viewed wage-earning to be an unnecessary burden since they had to work all day and then come home to care for children. Therefore, prior to World War I, women played a minor role in politics and industry which were male dominated....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Soviet Union]

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The Fight for Women's Rights

- ... These ideas came because she was a reporter during World War II, so she was at first hand victim to all the causal factors of distress on women. When she discovered that 89% of her fellow students at the 15th annual reunion were squandering their education, she knew there had to be some sort of reform. Women were denied their unalienable rights because previously it was just simply thought of as a patriarchal society. With these, she helped change and modify imposing laws on the lives of women, which greatly impacted this era....   [tags: Betty Friedan, activists]

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The Women's Suffrage Movement

- Women suffrage movement was and continues to be one of the most incredible events to occur in history of United States. It was a struggle by women’s to achieve their rights to vote and to stand for electoral office. Women in United States did not have the right to vote until as early as 19th century. Besides the struggle of many individuals female suffrage was very difficult to achieve. It was not until August, 1920 women were not conferred with voting rights at national level. These rights of women effected the elections of federal government and became an important factor in deciding the national leaders....   [tags: turning points in American history]

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A Vindication Of The Rights Of Women By Mary Wollstonecraft

- ... In the 1900s one of the main goals were education (Black, 1989). In Mary Wollstonecraft 's book her main argument is about education reform because the education system in the 1700s was known for teaching women to be incapable and empty-headed. Even though Mary Wollstonecraft 's ideas did not catch on immediately, I argue that she was still one of the kick starts to later feminism. Naomi Black (1989) discusses how the beginning of feminism started in the early 1900s. I argue that feminism started with Mary Wollstonecraft 's book, A Vindication in the Rights of Women, even though it did not catch on until years later which is why this book is worth keeping in the Hargrett Rare book and Ma...   [tags: Feminism, Women's rights, History of education]

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Women's Liberation Movement

- It was the year 1840, at the world famous Anti-Slavery Convention in London, when Lucretia Mott decided she had dealt with enough. Born in 1793, Mott was a Quaker minister and advocate for anti-slavery who had no fear of standing up for what she felt was right. When women were refused the right to fully participate at the Anti-Slavery Convention, Mott became determined to fight for women’s rights. In 1848, she joined abolitionist Elizabeth Cady Stanton at the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, New York for the first Convention dedicated to women’s rights....   [tags: Equality, Gender]

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Analysis of Vindication of the Rights for Women by Mary Wollstonecraft

- A wise man once said “Man is only great when he acts from passion.” When you hear the word passion, the first thing that might come to your mind is something related to love, and you’re not entirely wrong. According to Merriam- Webster’s dictionary, passion is defined as a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something or a strong feeling (such as anger) that causes you to act in a dangerous way. All in all, it is a strong feeling, be it happiness, sadness, anger or liberality....   [tags: Women, Education, Passion]

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The Beginning of a Campaign for Women's Suffrage

- The Beginning of a Campaign for Women's Suffrage In this essay the reasons why the campaign for women's suffrage developed will be explained using the various acts and all the different changes that happened to women. In the year 1870 and well before that time women were being treated very unfairly and were classed as second class citizens. There were many restrictions put there by men to stop women from being on the same level as men these included · The right to vote, they could not vote · Women did not have the right to work in politics....   [tags: Papers]

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The Galvanizer of the Women’s Liberation Movement: Gloria Steinem

- Whether it is the Ancient Greece, Han China, the Enlightened Europe, or today, women have unceasingly been oppressed and regarded as the second sex. Provided that they have interminably been denied the power that men have had, very few prominent female figures like Cleopatra, the Egyptian Queen, or Jeanne d'Arc, the French heroine, have made it to history books. Veritably, it was not until 1792 when Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Women addressed the issues of gender equality, that some started hearkening the seemingly endless mistreatment of women....   [tags: feminism, gender equality]

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Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Women

- In "A Vindication of the Rights of Women", Mary Wollstonecraft uses both her experience and observations as a rhetorical device in an attempt to educate women about the necessity of having both a strong mind and body. Throughout "A Vindication of the Rights of Women", Wollstonecraft emphasizes the importance of these virtues by responding to other author’s ideas on the subject and using their words as evidence of how the patriarchal society views women and their ‘roles’ as citizens of society....   [tags: Women Studies, Gender Roles, Social Issues]

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Women's Rights

- When one reads Ibsen’s A Doll’s House Today, he may find it very difficult to imagine how daring it might have seemed at the time it was written. Nora’s actions were almost unheard of at the time the play was written, and were thus rather controversial. For Millennia, women were primarily child-bearers and homemakers, their domestic responsibilities generally prevented them from participating in hunts and waging war. Consequently, they were not allowed to share the rights and responsibilities given to hunters and warriors....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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A Vindication Of The Rights Of Women

- ... The 1815 Battle of Waterloo between Napoleon Bonaparte’s French army and the victorious Seventh Coalition catalysed a series of events where ruling parties such as Napoleon’s were challenged provoking Romantic writers including Shelley to write to advocate for change within their own social paradigm. England, during this time also had a rigid hierarchical system where over 55% of the population were categorised as the Common Folk, a class where the majority lived for subsistence provoking Shelley to challenge this unjust system....   [tags: Romanticism, Mary Shelley, Individualism]

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The Power Of A Word

- ... The media and anti-feminists exploit sensational statements such as this to stereotype feminists, portraying them as “too strong, to aggressive, isolating, anti-men, and unattractive” (Watson). In part due to this portrayal, “fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating” (Watson). This stereotype alienates men and women. Men do not want to be associated with a movement that stereotypes and degrades them, and most women know too many good men to buy into the idea that men are the cause of all things evil....   [tags: Feminism, Gender, Women's suffrage]

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Women's Suffrage in 19th Century England

- Women's Suffrage in 19th Century England Women's Suffrage in the right of women to share political privileges on equal terms with men, the right to vote in elections and referendums, and the right to hold public office. The women's suffrage was a worldwide issue that had begun a long time before the 19th century. The issues involving women's right to vote was aroused in 1839 when the American Missionary Association began to work to develop education opportunities for blacks and other minorities in the U.S....   [tags: Papers]

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The History of Feminism

- ... The first wave is the most familiar and took place in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The goal of the first wave was to open up opportunities for women with its primary focus on suffrage. In its early stages, feminism was interrelated with temperance and abolitionist movements while giving a voice to now-famous activists like Sojourner Truth. The discussions about voting and women’s participation in politics soon led to the examining about society’s views on men and women and their differences (Rampton)....   [tags: equal rights for women]

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An Essay on A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

- ... It is through this lack of education that most women of the era were unable to recognize the subservient roles that they were forced into; buying into the aristocracy of man, who called their ignorance “innocence”. Wollstonecroft, being one of few exceptions to the “innocence” of women in her day, argued against this oppression in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. She states that women, having souls as well as having been created by God alongside men, should have the same inclination to be able to exercise will and reason....   [tags: not al women take advantage of rights]

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The Influence of The History of Rasselas on A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

- The Influence of The History of Rasselas on A Vindication of the Rights of Woman         A surprising commonality found between Johnson's The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia and Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is their shared views on women's issues. This commonality is surprising since the two authors had different political viewpoints. While Johnson was a conservative Tory, Wollstonecraft was a social nonconformist and feminist. Although Wollstonecraft and Johnson adhered to different political agendas, Wollstonecraft revered many of Johnson's literary works....   [tags: Vindication Rights Woman]

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The Pernicious Effect Of Unnatural Distinctions

- The Pernicious Effects of Unnatural Distinctions Set by Society “…If one half of mankind be chained to its bottom by fate, for they will be continually undermining it through ignorance or pride” (Jacobus, 656). The eighteenth-century was a time of struggle for women, stemming from the issues of the previous centuries. At the start of the century, women could not vote, they had no access to higher education, and they were excluded from professional occupations. A wife had no legal identity apart from her husband....   [tags: Marriage, Woman, Wife, Women's suffrage]

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The Vindication Of The Rights Of Women By Mary Wollstonecraft

- ... However, the reality was that domesticity severely restricted women in their marriages, education, and work which eventually cause great discontent within the class. To begin, marriage was supposed to provide financial stability for women as they often could not inherit property or wealth, but could enjoy the benefits of their family’s prosperity through her husband. This economic promise was soon transformed into a threat as men had complete control over their wives’ means of survival; Nightingale goes so far to this transformed the married woman into a prostitute as “ the woman who has sold herself for an establishment” (Nightingale, p....   [tags: Woman, Wife, Gender, Marriage]

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A Vindication of the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft

- Mary Wollstonecraft, not to be confused with her daughter (the author of Frankenstein,) was an 18th century writer who was known as the “mother of feminism” and an activist in the regards for women’s rights. As she observed political and social developments in France, Wollstonecraft realized that the revolution was giving inalienable rights to men and in the defense of her sex, she wrote A Vindication of the Rights of Women. In the second chapter of her writing, “The Prevailing Opinion of a Sexual Character Discussed”, Wollstonecraft says that women are told from the day that they are born that they are meant to be soft, beautiful, innocent, and obedient....   [tags: mother of feminism]

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A Women's Right to Vote in Britian

- Women had a tough time in the mid 1800’s; in Britain in Particular. They had hardly any rights, could only work certain jobs, and could not vote. Women should have had more right, or just as equal rights as men had. Men were sexist against women; they did not think women could achieve the standards men were held to. It mostly occurred in the lower class, but the lower class and upper class were victims al well. These women were not the wealthiest, but they also were not the poorest, they fell somewhere in between, or average....   [tags: suffrage, women's rights, sexist]

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Equality Of Rights Under The Law Shall Not Be Denied Or Abridged By The United States

- Title "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex." - the Equal Rights Amendment Generations of women fought courageously for equality for decades. The ratification of the Nineteenth amendment was vindication for so many women across the country. After having spent so many years oppressed and unable to make way for themselves, women were everywhere were growing tired of being unable to own property, keep their wages and the independence that an academic education gave them....   [tags: Women's suffrage, Seneca Falls Convention]

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The Development of a Campaign For Women's Suffrage After 1870

- The Development of a Campaign For Women's Suffrage After 1870 Prior to 1857, women had very few rights in the USA. If they were under 21 they were controlled by their fathers, and if they were married, by their husbands. Legally, women were completely under the influence of men. However as time progressed, women began to gain more Civil Rights due to several Bills being passed, for example, the Local Government Act gave women female property owners the right to vote in local elections, and in 1907 they women gained the right to sit as councillors ....   [tags: Papers]

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Women in a Man's World in Eliza Fenwick's Secresy

- Women in a Man's World Eliza Fenwick's Secresy In examining how women fit into the "men's world" of the late eighteenth century, I studied Eliza Fenwick's novel Secresy and its treatment of women, particularly in terms of education. What I found to be most striking in the novel is the clash between two very different approaches to the education of women. One of these, the traditional view, is amply expressed by works such as Jean-Jaques Rousseau's Emile, which states that women have a natural tendency toward obedience and therefore education should be geared to enhance these qualities (Rousseau, pp....   [tags: literature eliza fenwick secresy gothic fiction]

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Mary Wollstonecraft 's `` The Vindication Of The Rights Of Women ``

- ... The Vindication of the Rights of Women was primarily written in response to several early Romantic philosophers including Jean-Jacques Rousseau who proposed “women ought to make herself pleasing to him rather than to provoke him; her particular strength lies in her charms” (The Social Contract, 1762). Wollstonecraft opposes Rousseau’s ideologies through her sarcastic metaphor “she was created to be the toy of man, his rattle which he chooses to be amused with” extending the need for an autonomous society through the promotion of women’s education rather than skills such as sewing and dancing for pretentious purposes....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Romanticism]

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Mary Wollstonecraft 's `` The Vindication Of The Rights Of Women ``

- ... The Vindication of the Rights of Women was primarily written in response to several early Romantic philosophers including Jean-Jacques Rousseau who proposed “women ought to make herself pleasing to him rather than to provoke him; her particular strength lies in her charms” (The Social Contract, 1762). Wollstonecraft opposes Rousseau’s ideologies through her sarcastic metaphor “she was created to be the toy of man, his rattle which he chooses to be amused with” extending the need for an autonomous society through the promotion of women’s education rather than skills such as sewing and dancing for pretentious purposes....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Romanticism]

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Mary Wollstonecraft 's `` A Vindication Of The Rights Of Women ``

- Women today are still viewed as naturally inferior to men, despite the considerable progress done to close this gap. Females have made a huge difference in their standing from 200 years ago. Whether anyone is sexist or not, females have made considerable progress from where they started, but there is still a long journey ahead. Mary Wollstonecraft was an advocate of women 's rights, a philosopher, and an English writer. One of Wollstonecraft’s best works was “A Vindication of the Rights of Women” (1792)....   [tags: Gender, Male, Female, Woman]

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Mary Wollstonecraft 's A Vindication Of The Rights Of Women

- In Mary Wollstonecraft 's A Vindication of the Rights of Women, she contemplates the subordinate role of women in society and the many factors, natural and artificial, that contributes to this inequality of power among the sexes. She advocates for the equal playing field of education. Women are only educated to the degree of what is seen as useful to what is considered their natural, sexual character. She says virtue cannot be held to different standards or criteria because that would make virtue relative....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Gender role, Female]

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John Locke 's Second Treatises Of Government

- ... In the proper development of a child there is need for both parents to be physically and morally available. Not only is there presence important but also there is need for equality among both partners in order to provide and teach the child in the right way. With this brief highlight into what education entails, I will address the notion according to John Locke in his “Second Treatises of Government” that the education of a child is the duty of the father which in a way gives the male absolute authority over the child but there is a limit to this power because eventually the child reaches maturity, in which the authority ceases due to the fact that the father has no control over the chil...   [tags: Human rights, Woman, John Locke, Women's suffrage]

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Why Women Did not Have the Right to Vote by 1914

- As the 19th century progressed, women were quite successful as they were able to get the civil rights such as to vote in local elections. However, some women wanted the right to vote in parliamentary elections. These women joined a campaign called the suffrage movement. I will explain all the factors of why women didn’t gain the right to vote before 1914 in this essay. One long term reason for women not gaining the vote was the Victorian Ideal. A wife had to do everything that was told by her husband who was her protector and advisor....   [tags: suffrage, women, voting, 1914, ]

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Women In Modern Society

- The 19th century was an unfavorable period for women and woman’s rights. It was a period in which society was dominated by males, where the primary source of income in the family and also the final decisions in the house were left to the man. Child rearing was often left to the women and women of a higher class were responsible for managing the maids and nurses who took care of the children. Today's modern 21st century is a tremendous step forward in woman’s rights and independence. Nora, Mrs. Linde and Anne-Marie all had to make extremely difficult choices in regards to their lives and I believe that today, the lives of women are significantly better and the roles of women in modern society...   [tags: women´s right, independence]

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The Roaring Twenties with Women's New Right to Sexuality

- This essay will analyse whether the iconic representation of the roaring twenties with the woman's new right to sexuality, was a liberal step of progression within society or a capitalist venture to exploit a new viable market. Using Margaret Sanger's work in comparison with a survey conducted by New Girls for Old, the former a more mature look at the sexuality and ownership to a woman's body and the second a representation of girls coming of age in the sexually "free" roaring twenties. Margaret Sanger is known as "the mother of planned parenthood", and in the source she collates a collection of letters to speak of the sexual enslavement of motherhood through the fulfilment of the husbands...   [tags: Women's Rights, Progression, Margaret Sanger]

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Seneca Falls And The Origins Of The Women 's Right Movement

- 1. The chosen book titled “Seneca Falls and the Origins of the Women 's Right Movement” is written by Sally McMillen in 2008. It is a primary source, as long as its author for the first time opens the secrets of the revolutionary movement, which started in 1848 from the convention held by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Stanton. It is not a secondary source, as long as information from the book appears for the first time. Stanton did not reveal much in her memoirs, so the author had to work hard to bring this information on the surface....   [tags: Seneca Falls Convention, Women's suffrage]

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Henrik Ibsen: Focusing on the Right’s of Women

- A man, intoxicated and impoverished, lay on the dirty streets of patriarchal Norway and as the jeering citizens sauntered by, they could have never guessed that this man, Henrik Ibsen, would be the Prometheus of women’s rights and the creator of the modern play. Having been born in 1828, Ibsen lived through various examples of the subjection of women within the law, such as Great Britain allowing men to lock up and beat their wives “in moderation” (Bray 33). Therefore, Ibsen was known for his realistic style of writing within both poetry and plays, which usually dealt with everyday situations and people (31)....   [tags: henrik ibsen, doll's house, women's rights]

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Societal Pressures in Boys and Girls, Introduction to A Vindication of the Rights of Women and Barbie Doll

- The societal pressures faced by women is, arguably, the main topic of Alice Munro’s short story “Boys and Girls,” Mary Wollstonecraft’s essay “Introduction to A Vindication of the Rights of Women” and Marge Piercy’s poem “Barbie Doll.” “Boys and Girls” deals with those societal pressures faced by women within both the home and family life. Alternatively, “Introduction to A Vindication of the Rights of Women” and “Barbie Doll” deal with those societal pressures faced by women in society at large....   [tags: Alice Munro, Mary Wollstonecraft, Marge Piercy]

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Taliban and Women’s Education

- Women in America do not have to worry about a terrorist group coming and taking their rights away. They have a government that protects them from these groups and makes sure they have the same rights as others. In the Middle East, especially Afghanistan and Pakistan, women are scared to speak too loudly. These women live in fear each day of their lives because if they make one small mistake it could mean their life. Yet, there are some people who are fighting for women’s rights, especially women’s education....   [tags: terrorist group, women;s right]

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The History of Feminism and Women's Right to Vote

- Throughout history women have always been subordinate to men. At the start of the 1800s, women were still looked upon primarily as the homemaker. But due to and along with the Second Great Awakening, women decided that they wanted to make changes of their own. This started the evolution of women’s roles and women’s opportunities in the family, the workplace, and society. Before the 1900s women had few rights. Women could not vote, could not own property after marriage, or if married could not keep their own wages....   [tags: Feminist, Voting, Women Suffrage]

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Women´s Right: History of Women in Canada

- ... Evidence 1- Famous Five- women get the rights under the law in 1927 because of Emily Murphy, Irene Parlby, Nellie McClung, Henrietta Edwads, and Louise McKinney who are called “Famous Five” (Bolotta et al., 85). Evidence 2- Some women finally could vote from May 24, 1918 (Bolotta et al., 3). Most of the women including Aboriginal could vote in 1960s (Lee et. al.). Evidence 3- Women started to participate in Canadian goverment. -Kim Campbell who became the first women prime minister in Canada in 1993 (Therese et al.)....   [tags: stereotypes, women’s suffrage]

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Susan B. Anthony and The Women Suffrage Movement

- Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) is considered one of the most influential figure in the women’s suffragist of her generation and has become an icon of the woman’s suffrage movement. Anthony is known to travel the country to give speeches, circulate petitions, and organize local women’s rights organization. Anthony was born in Adams, Massachusetts. After the Anthony family moved to Rochester, New York in 1845, they became active in the antislavery movement gaining more supporters across the country....   [tags: women's right, equality, anti slavery]

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World War I and Women´s Right Movement in America

- Until the 1910’s America had its fair share of problems, but they had always been problems that were taken care of inside of its own borders. The first time America got involved in an international affair it would only make sense that it would lead to the First World War. This also brought on another problem inside of America because women had been put into the workforce and they didn’t want to give that up causing them to make the final push for women rights. America had made a name for itself by the end of this era....   [tags: right to vote, workforce]

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Explain the Lack of Success of the Movements for Women’s Suffrage in Achieving the Aims by 1918

- The lack of success of the movements for women’s suffrage in achieving their aims by 1918 cannot be held accountable to solely one reason due to the abundance of causes for this. Voting, however, was not the only area where women were subjected to inequitable treatment: in1850 women were regarded as second class citizens. It was common belief that their brain was smaller than their male peers and they were therefore provided with very little or no form of education which, consequentially, meant that jobs for women were unskilled and low paid....   [tags: right to vote, women's studies, women's rights]

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- DNR: Whose Right to Choose. Do not resuscitate (DNR) is an order written by a doctor or written in an Advance Directive initiated by a patient. The self-determination act of 1990 established the right of a patient to in certain situations where they may be unable to make crucial medical decisions because of incapacitation(Geppert, 2010). Orders given by the patient instruct medical personnel not to perform life saving measures such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation. A DNR order may also be specific to a medical facility depending on state law a patient may be able to choose what type of DNR order they would like to have....   [tags: do not resucitate, the right to die]

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The Right Of Women For Equal Pay

- The Right of Women for Equal Pay ​ For many years in United States, equal salary pay for women has been a major issue that women have been fighting for decades. This began back in World War II, when the National Labor Board urged equalize the salary rates for women with the same rates that males were getting of the same professions. (Rowen) Although, traditionally most women do not work to provide for there family and there are not so many independent women during World War II....   [tags: United States, World War II, Salary]

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Women Have the Right to Choose

- The society in which we live is filled with many disputed, unanswered questions regarding health issues. A lot of these can be examined as a connection to an individual’s honorable, ethical, and spiritual conviction producing a society at odds due to their contradictory points of view (Nossiff, 2000, pg. 28). In the United States today, the number one debate involving women is abortion due to many years of worthless attempts to make it illegal. Those who disagree with abortions do not even consider the reasons a woman would undergo an abortion....   [tags: Abortion]

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Women Have the Right to Abortion

- The issue of abortion has always been a controversial one for citizens of the United States. Abortion is the practice of terminating a pregnancy after the embryo has been planted in the uterus (Abortion). An individual’s stance on this controversial issue categorizes them into one of two very different groups. An individual who feels that a woman should not have an abortion- due to moral or religious views- is said to be “pro-life”. Coincidently, those who feel that a woman should have the right to choose abortion are said to be “pro-choice”....   [tags: Legalized Abortion]

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A Research on Women´s Right

- I’m doing my research paper on Women’s Rights. Women had hardly any kind of rights. They stayed home cleaning, and cooking for their families. Women’s rights were one of In Utah, men were scared to allow women to vote, because they were afraid that they would get rid of polygamy. They should have got rid of polygamy period, because men shouldn’t be married to more then one women at a time. Lydia Taft was the first woman to vote. Taft fought for her right, and other women’s rights to vote. New Jersey was the first state to allow women to vote, if they met the qualifications....   [tags: equal employment rights, US history]

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The Roles of Women in Ancient Rome and in the Middle Ages

- Historical Research Project Plan of Investigation This investigation attempts to answer the question, ‘To what extent are the roles of women in Ancient Rome and the Middle Ages similar and different?’ The question is important because it discusses the prominent roles that women played in society during those time periods. Women had important parts in both cultures, including being workers, business owners, wives, and powerful social and political figures. The Ancient Romans states that “Ancient Rome existed from about 2000 - 1000 BC to about 680 AD.” The empire was already crumbling by 476 AD, with tribes invading from the North and East....   [tags: patrician women, little power, right to vote]

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The Women 's Right Movement

- ... Women were taught to pity other women that did not just want to be wives or mothers because true femininity was viewed as not wanting a career, higher education or political rights. This was proven because less women started attending college and married younger. The ones that did attend college usually went to find a husband then dropped out to become a house wife and some women dropped out because they felt they were getting too much of an education and that would become a marriage bar. Most women believed it was more important to get married than to actually pursue an education....   [tags: Discrimination, Gender, Egalitarianism, Sociology]

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Women's Right to an Abortion

- ... “A strong majority of Americans still support the parameters for abortion established under Roe v. Wade.” (Rossi). Abortions are also a very expensive and energy consuming procedures so it’s not like women are voluntarily getting abortions every other week for the mere fact to avoid their pregnancy. If abortion laws become harder women will still seek dangerous methods to obtain an abortion. Abortion is a very delicate procedure which should be performed by a skilled professional. If abortion becomes harder to obtain there will be a dangerous market of false abortion methods that can be highly harmful the mother carrying the fetus....   [tags: financial, dangerous, baby]

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Women's Right to Vote

- Women's suffrage refers to the right of women to participate in democratic processes through voting on the same basis as men. In the medieval and early modern periods in Europe, the right to vote was typically severely limited for all people by factors such as age, ownership of property, and gender. The development of the modern democratic state has been characterized internationally by the erosion of these various limitations following periods of collective struggle. Women's suffrage has been achieved as part of this process of modernization at different times in different national contexts, although very few nations granted women the right to vote in elections before the twentieth century...   [tags: Female Suffrage]

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Women's Right to Vote

- ... Women here were even said to have not “mental capacity”. In other cases, women cannot go to vote simply because their husbands do not want “wives and daughters to leave the house”. On the one hand, this is clearly a violation of women’s right to voting, and must be defended foremost by applying the Article 1 of CPRW , for which Pakistan is among the earliest signatories. On the other hand, this obviously goes beyond what is so called “tradition”, because it is more about personal opinion of a number of men in the community, and thus it is unreasonable....   [tags: american history, suffrage, human rights]

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Women's Right and Abortion

- Before women had rights to decide whether they could keep their baby, some states didn’t allow abortion, therefore requiring women to give birth to their child. In today’s current issues, abortion is still a controversial subject with millions of people supporting it or not supporting it. Every woman has the right to make changes to her own physical body, and those rights should not be taken away, according to the constitution. In the very famous case in 1973, “Roe v. Wade”, the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion throughout the first trimester of pregnancy....   [tags: constitution, rights, freedom]

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Women´s Right in Islam

- Surah IV is an explanation and list of women’s rights pertaining to laws, inheritance and marriage and also touches on families in general. Vss. 19-39 is an important passage because it is the groundwork for marriage and women’s rights in the marriage. There are very specific instructions on how to punish a woman who has acted indecent, when a woman should and should not get her inheritance, whom a man can marry and how a man should treat his wives. Verse 19 starts the discussion on inheritance and says that if any woman has any act of lewdness, her inheritance must be cut off....   [tags: rights, repent, religion]

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Women’s Right to Abort

- In the United States, abortion is a very controversial topic throughout various groups of people. These people either support pro-life or pro-choice. Pro-life is the belief that an unborn fetus should not suffer the pain of abortion while pro-choice supporters believe that women should have the choice to abort their unborn child and do as they wish with their body. In Texas, the bill H.B. No. 2364 also known as the Preborn Pain Act, and sponsored by Governor Rick Perry, was passed to prohibit an abortion of an unborn child twenty weeks after fertilization to avoid the fetus feeling pain....   [tags: Planned Parenthood, Church&State]

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Women's Right in Brazil

- ... In Brazil, there are two types of healthcare systems: the free and the private insurance scheme (Khazan). The free healthcare system, also known as SUS, was created by the government a few years ago for the people who were not wealthy enough to pay for a decent hospital. This healthcare system has a very “long history of discrimination”, especially against black and poorly educated people (Miley). Despite the fact that the society keeps protesting and complaining of Brazil’s public healthcare system, without it a lot of the poorly-educated and poor people who don’t have the money to pay for a good hospital bed would be dying without any help....   [tags: children´s birth, vaginal and surgical ]

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Women’s Subtle Progression Through Intellectual Script

- The Women’s Rights Movement (1848-1920) was not an unforeseen revolution. Its progression can be seen through the works of several female American literature writers, within the major periods upon its arrival. In the Exploration and Colonization period (1492-1700), Anne Bradstreet introduces the potential of female writers to the world with her poetry. Then, in the Enlightenment and Revolution period (1700-1830), Phillis Wheatly, an enslaved African, steps outside of her boundaries by using her intellect to express her opinions to members of a race that deemed themselves superior....   [tags: women's right movement, equality]

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