Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Mary Wollstonecraft Was Right About Mothers




The image of Mary Wollstonecraft was today beamed onto the Houses of Parliament in London to publicise efforts to erect a statute to her memory. I was thrilled that a feminist had been given the honour of having her memory showcased on one of our most popular British landmarks.

That makes Mary officially a part of our British History, thereby a recognition that feminism has been woven into our fabric of the past. It lends more meaning to the feminist term 'her story'.

I pay homage to Mary because her view of mothers being important because they educate children is a tenet that is central to my mothering. Mothers have so much that they can teach and pass on to their children but society disempowers mothers by marginalising the work of mothering. That which does not produce a profit is disregarded.
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  1. Thank you! It was a pleasure to meet you on Westminster Bridge last night. The campaign is called Mary on the Green and the website is
    here.

    She was a single mother, which in her day was very scandalous indeed -- in fact, it torpedoed her reputation with the Victorians. She was an innovative educator; she set up her own school and wrote books on pedagogy. Later, she developed her themes in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792). For even more about Wollstonecraft, you are welcome to peruse my blog about her, A Vindication of the Rights of Mary.

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  3. Dear Roberta,
    It was lovely to have met you too and I love your site.
    Jane

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    I am leaving your comment up because American women may wish to reply.
    Thank you for your comment.
    Jane

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