What Was The Women’s Movement

The women’s movement had its roots in the late 1700s and early 1800s. Changes such as the American and French revolutions promoted ideas of equality and liberty, yet women were not permitted to vote, and most had limited access to education.

In 1792, a British writer called Mary Wollstonecraft published A Vindication of the Rights of Women, setting out her belief in equal rights for men and women.

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