Talk:A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

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Equality[edit]

How could the word and concept be unknown to her when she was writing in the 1790s when the world was awash with revolutionary ideas of equality...

Revert of recent copyedit[edit]

I'm reverting a recent copyedit as I think it's introduced some poorer prose, and perhaps some inaccuracies as well. Some examples:

  • "was a treatise": the lead is in the historical present, which is common for works since they still exist; even if this were to change it should be made consistent in the rest of the lead.
  • "an education commensurate with their position in society" -> "an education that was relevant and apppropriate with their position in society": commensurate is more concise and the new version doesn't mean the same thing. It should be "appropriate to", not "with", if we were to keep it, in any case.
  • "claiming" -> "the reason for this view was because she believed": loses concision and gains nothing in return.
  • "prompted" -> "encouraged": though the words can be synonyms, the former implies that the prompting came from Wollstonecraft's thoughts on the topic; the latter implies external encouragement.
  • "While Wollstonecraft does call for" -> "In the treatise, Wollstonecraft wrote about": there's no reason to cut "call for"; the book is a work intended to persuade. In addition the new version of that sentence weakens its rhetorical structure.
  • The resequencing done at the end of the lead is reasonable but I think needs another draft before the prose is quite ready.

Perhaps any future drafts could be discussed here -- nothing is so good it can't be improved, but sometimes it takes a bit of discussion. Mike Christie (talk - contribs - library) 14:30, 31 March 2011 (UTC)