Defoe also talks about the possible reasons that they had to not educate women. He states that if men were to give women the same education as men were given, women would quite possibly be smarter as men as "the capacities of women are supposed to be greater, and their senses quicker than those of men" Because of this, Defoe states that men fear the women would battle for superiority... Showed first 250 characters
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Defoe's views connect with that of Cereta and Wollstonecraft, though with ingenuity, he still restricted women's education. He limited women's education to learning music, dancing, learning the French and Italian languages, teaching them to hold an "intellectual" conversation, and learning history... Showed next 250 characters
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"Marianismo" is what a woman is supposed to live up to by being modest. In "The Other Face of Machismo" Stevens, argues that marianismo, the cult of female superiority, which derives from the Virgin Mary, is a source of strength for women, who use it to wield a certain power while outwardly conforming to the submissive role prescribed by machismo (Duley and Edwards 1986)...
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Womans Were In Late 1800'S
The foundation of colleges for women as well as events at women's rights conventions intellectually challenged society's views on women's traditional roles...
Though all three authors expressed the importance of women having an education equal to men, Laura Cereta's piece is the one that stands out the most. In her work, she expresses the idea that not only the men in her society were to blame but women as well...