• To be a good mother, a woman must have sense, and that independence of mind which few women possess who are taught to depend entirely on their husbands. Meek wives are, in general, foolish mothers; wanting their children to love them best, and take their part, in secret, against the father, who is held up as a scarecrow.

    Mary Wollstonecraft (2015). “A Vindication of the Rights of Woman”, p.188, Booklassic