Wollstonecraft Accident

On Mary Wollstonecraft

Joanna Biggs | Paris Review | 3rd April 2023

Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, although flawed, "is philosophically substantial, even two centuries later". The questions that still preoccupy feminists today — a woman's role at home and how that impacts what she is able to do in the rest of the world — stem from the Vindication's argument "that women should above all be thought human, not other" (4,253 words)

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'That Car's Been In An Accident'

J. Allan Hobson | MIT Press Reader | 27th March 2023

Psychiatrist describes his experience of sudden amnesia after a car accident. His stationary car was struck hard from behind, causing an S-shaped deformation in his brain stem. He was otherwise unharmed, so that he was able to get out of the car and think "that car looks like it’s been in an accident" with no awareness that it was his car or that he had been inside it during the crash (2,385 words)

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