Mary Wollstonecraft was an English writer who who wrote a work called The Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Wollstonecraft is considered to be one of the early feminist philosophers. In her work, Wollstonecraft said that education was central to improving the condition of women and favored the establishment of government-run schools to do so. She also believed that relationships between men and women should be based on mutual respect. She said that although most women would end up being at home, there were many women of a superior cast whose lives are being wasted when they could be prospering in a career of some sort. She also believed in equality between men and women.