“Mary Wollstonecraft was an English writer, philosopher, and advocate of women's rights. Until the late 20th century, Wollstonecraft's life, which encompassed several unconventional personal relationships at the time, received more attention than her writing. Today Wollstonecraft is regarded as one of the founding feminist philosophers, and feminists often cite both her life and her works as important influences.
During her brief career, she wrote novels, treatises, a travel narrative, a history of the French Revolution, a conduct book, and a children's book. Wollstonecraft is best known for A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), in which she argues that women are not naturally inferior to men, but appear to be only because they lack education. She suggests that both men and women should be treated as rational beings and imagines a social order founded on reason.
With the emergence of the feminist movement at the turn of the twentieth century, Wollstonecraft's advocacy of women's equality and critiques of conventional femininity became increasingly important.
Wollstonecraft died at the age of 38 leaving behind several unfinished manuscripts. She died eleven days after giving birth to her second daughter, Mary Shelley, who would become an accomplished writer and author of Frankenstein.” Source: Wikipedia
Mary Wollstonecraft Chapter is a brand-new chapter of the DBE in Colorado formed at the end of in 2019. They meet the last Sunday of the month between 1-4pm in member’s homes or at a local English Tea shop. Members come from Colorado Springs, Fountain, and Briargate areas
"The Mary Wollstonecraft chapter is full of wonderful ladies who are so fun and lovely. During our meetings we are able to get business done while also enjoying each others company, I look forward to our monthly meetings." -Charlotte, Colorado Springs
"We all have a great sense of humor and laugh a lot when we are together." -Leona, Colorado Springs
1. Mary Wollstonecraft Chapter is not only the youngest chapter in the State, but also has the youngest (in age) members too!
2. We are the only Chapter in Colorado Springs, CO
3. Some of our members used to be re-enactors, depicting Rev. war, Victorian and Edwardian era's. One couple regularly attends the Victorian Tea in Historically accurate costume!