2013.01.15

‘Women are every where in this deplorable state; for, in order to preserve their innocence, as ignorance is courteously term, truth is hidden from them, and they are made to assume an artificial character before their faculties have acquired any strength. Taught from their infancy that beauty is woman’s sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and, roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.’

-Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

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