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My inspiration is Mary Wollstonecroft, an English writer and philosopher known for writing 'A Vindication of the Rights of Woman' in 1792. The book, in response to Edmund Burke's 'Reflections on the French Revolution', is one of the first foundational texts of modern feminism and argues for the equality, not superiority, of women. Whenever I have needed motivation or inspiration recently, I have turned to this book. Its contents remind me of what little rights and educational opportunities women had in the past, and makes me feel grateful for how far our society has come. As so many women fought for an education, I feel motivated, and almost obliged, to excel in mine. Here is a small, non-exhaustive, list of my favourite lines from the book: • Chapter 2 - "The mind will ever be unstable that has only prejudices to rest on", • Chapter 4 - "I do not wish them to have power over men, but over themselves", • Chapter 12 - "It is not for the benefit of society that a few brilliant men should be brought forward at the expense of the multitude", • Chapter 12 - "It is plain from the history of all nations that women cannot be confined to merely domestic pursuits", And lastly my favourite: • Chapter 13.6 - "Let woman share the rights, and she will emulate the virtues of man". #Uinspire #Bristol u_law

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