Reading – Vindication of the Rights of Women

Needed a break from reading Dante’s Inferno (I can only take so much of hell in one go) so I decided to re-read Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.

It is very easy for us women in the western world to forget that, not so long ago, our kind were mere chattels. Only a hundred years ago women were unable to hold property, vote or live independently of men.

The rights that have been achieved by women are worth fighting to keep and, as Wollstonecraft argues so fervently, education is an essential foundation.

Author: Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney, and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is certified in information security and is currently undertaking postgraduate studies terrorism and security. Kate has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT, marketing, data and digital; and is a member of the NSW Government’s Data Analytics Centre Advisory Board. Kate is currently working at the intersection of data analytics, AI, ML, privacy, cyber security, and data protection.