How and when did liberal feminism start?

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September 13, 2011 4:01AM

Well basically, the 18th Century age of Enlightenment and reason gave rise to Liberal Humanistic Ideas. Liberals are of the opinion that the right must be given priority over the 'good'.... Liberalism advocates egalitarianism. In other words, our whole system of individual rights is justified because these might constitute a framework within which we can all chose our separate good provided we don't deprive others of theirs. Liberal Feminist movement which draws on the theory of Liberal Humanist Thoght first began in the last decade of the 18th century, being one of the earliest schools of feminism. It was Mary Wollstonecraft who wrote the first feminist document called A Vindication of the Rights of Women.

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