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The Rights of Woman

The Rights of Woman


by Anna Laetitia Barbauld

The Rights of Woman: Who did What to Whom? Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around The Rights of Woman? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. To whom is the poem addressed?

to a "little invisible being"
to Mary Wollstonecraft
to "injured Woman"
to a Mouse
Q. What kind of armor do women get in their battle against men?

A leather jerkin
A whalebone corset
Q. What kind of weapons do women get in their battle against men?

snowballs and an ice pick
a trident and a spear
their bare hands and martial arts training
soft tone of voice, blushes, and fears
Q. Why are we not supposed to discuss women's rights?

Because women need to act, not talk.
Because women's rights are "like sacred mysteries."
Because it's a topic for politicians, not philosophers.
Because it's none of our business.
Q. Why will women ultimately find that "separate rights" are not important to fight for?

Because love is all you need.
Because we'd rather have a cookie.
Because Mary Wollstonecraft hurt our feelings.
Because our "weapons" are not going to get the job done, anyway.