An Essay in Defence of the Female Sex Judith Drake

ISBN:

Published: August 29th 2013

Kindle Edition

87 pages


Description

An Essay in Defence of the Female Sex  by  Judith Drake

An Essay in Defence of the Female Sex by Judith Drake
August 29th 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 87 pages | ISBN: | 5.21 Mb

This carefully crafted ebook: An Essay in Defence of the Female Sex (a feminist literature classic) is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.The Essay is written in the form of a letter to a female friend. ItMoreThis carefully crafted ebook: An Essay in Defence of the Female Sex (a feminist literature classic) is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.The Essay is written in the form of a letter to a female friend.

It purports to be inspired by a conversation between several gentlemen and ladies. Drake first constructed the rationalist framework used at that time to explain womens intellectual inferiority, especially using John Lockes An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. She then proceeded to show that this rationale was outdated, and in this modern time, women would value from a greater knowledge. Only two works using this kind of rationalist argument had been used for a feminist argument before, and only one of those was in English.

Besides her rational arguments, Drake also wrote sketches of various stereotypes among men: the Pedant, the Country Squire, the News-monger, the Bully, the City-Critick, and the Beau. She uses these pictures to remind her readers that men, also, had follies.Judith Drake (fl. 1696-1707) was an English intellectual and author who was active in the last decade of the 17th century. She was part of a circle of intellectuals, authors, and philosophers which included Mary Astell, Lady Mary Chudleigh, Elizabeth Thomas, Elizabeth Elstob, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, and John Norris.

She was married to James Drake F.R.S., physician and Tory pamphleteer. She is remembered in the field of feminist literature for her 1696 essay, An Essay in Defence of the Female Sex.



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "An Essay in Defence of the Female Sex":


studiomoje.pl

©2011-2015 | DMCA | Contact us