Mary Astell's From A Serious Proposal To The Ladies



Discussion Question: Why did Mary Astell suggest such extreme solutions as a
learning environment for woman, and is it necessary?
In is a plea for
intellectual equality among the sexes. The author was tired of the oppressive
nature of man, which kept her and her sisters from developing their minds. She
felt that females back then should have the same rights as women have achieved
through the Civil Rights Movement today. Her answer to this was "A Religious
Retirement." It is Mary Astell's ideal place to end her intellectual suffering
and open new doors for the female mind. I feel that Mary went a little to far
with this idea. She wanted to segregate males and females, live in a ...

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would not exclude people to the same degree
that Mary wanted to. So these places that Mary Astell wanted to create do have
some merit to them. For without them, women of that time, unless rich, would not
have been able to be ...

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