Sculpture for Mary Wollstonecraft in London, England
By Jade •
A sculpture named A Sculpture for Mary Wollstonecraft, stands on Newington Green in London. It sparked controversy following its unveiling on November 10, 2020, as some argued that the depiction of the nude ‘everywoman’ failed to commemorate the proto-feminist philosophies of Wollstonecraft in a respectful manner. A lack of public vote also prompted criticism. Campaigns have now begun to commission an alternative statue, although at present a sculpture of Mary Wollstonecraft remains the only tangible representation of her legacy.