Wonderful. The other statue of her is a piece of crap, imo. Frankly it was offensive.

It was offensive! It was a naked woman atop an ejaculation ffs

[–] MissBehaved 13 points Edited

Fantastic representation. The artist is very talented. I love the stance chosen; it is so confident. The wind in her face - she faces the opposition head on. Mary knew women were not inferior in nature to men, only oppressed and prevented from education. And to that effect, her daughter even went on to be among the most famous authors, with fans around the world.

It looks really great, and it actually looks like Wollstonecraft with her wry smile and hair and everything. Just looked up the other statue again, and it was even worse than I remembered when comparing it to this...

That's a beautiful statue. It is inspiring and respectful, unlike the other one....

Fabulous. I remember coming across Wollstonecraft's grave (in the little cemetery adjacent to St Pancras Hospital) quite by chance back in the early 80's. I was waiting there for a friend to finish her work shift at the hospital, wandering 'round reading gravestones to pass the time, and there amidst them I was thunderstruck to discover Mary Wollstonecraft's.

It seemed while I was in high school; her biggest contribution was considered to be giving birth to Mary Shelley/ who, in turn, had her relationship with Percy Bysshe z Shelley romanticized as a beautiful union of minds. And not as the abusive hell involving a self-absorbed, entitled little fakeleft bro. I didn’t find out about Wollstonecraft’s writing until it was briefly mentioned on a blurb about her daughter.

And why is that? Were they too afraid to discuss political essayists at that level of education, so we had to focus solely on fiction as literature? Or was it something deeper than that? Fear? The fear that people might take offense at a woman talking?

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