(1666–1731) Astell was an advocate of equal educational opportunities for women. She was educated informally by her uncle, who had been suspended by the church.
- A Serious Proposal to the Ladies (1694)
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“Women are not so well united as to form an Insurrection. They are for the most part wise enough to love their Chains, and to discern how becomingly they fit.”
—Mary Astell (16661731)