As epigraph she quoted a statement from the seventeenth-century male Cartesian feminist François Poulain or Poullain de la Barre
, pointing out that men are not qualified judges of women, since they are interested parties...
François Poulain (or Poullain) de la Barre
published at Paris his Cartesian treatise on gender equality, De l'égalité des deux sexes, which was translated into English four years later.
Someone called A. L. translated François Poulain de la Barre
into English as The Woman as Good as the Man; Or, the Equality of Both Sexes.
Charles de Montesquieu
published Lettres Persanes, which purport to be letters home from a Persian visiting Paris.
The anonymous, probably female Sophia
published a pamphlet entitled Woman not Inferior to Man.
An anonymous Lady published Female Rights Vindicated: or The Equality of the Sexes Morally and Physically Proved, a vigorous plea that society should educate women equally with men and offer them a share in...