Pleasure

“Pleasure is the business of woman’s life”

Wollstonecraft takes an interesting take on the word “pleasure” by making it about more than anything sexual.  I feel she is saying how in the eyes of society women are suppose to make others happy in any context.  At that time, women were meant to cook, clean, and be obedient.  As if they were more like property instead of humans.  

In current times women are seen more like equals than centuries ago.  Although, if a woman is known for not being able to cook or able to upkeep a home she is looked down upon and seen as useless. Also, issues like sexual harrasment and equal pay are still very apparent.  This is due to women only being seen for centuries as these pleasure robots without free will and aspirations. 

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