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10 Nov 2020

Outcry after naked statue of Mary Wollstonecraft unveiled

A small silvery depiction of a naked woman was designed to celebate the campaigner and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. But as soon as the statue to the icon was unveiled today’s campaigners and feminists began to express their anger about why the “mother of feminism” was depicted as a nude figure.

The 18th century philosopher, who was the mother of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley, died at the age of 38 before her achievements were recognised.