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ECLAC carried out its first survey of this type at the end of 2008. Then, 82% of those consulted said that "it was necessary to adopt legislative measures to attain political parity among men and women". This year, the figure dropped to 74%. Similarly, in 2008, 77% of those polled agreed with "electoral laws that establish quotas to favor the representation of women", while now, only 67% of those consulted believed likewise.
Mary Wollstonecraft (April 27, 1759-September 10, 1797), a revolutionary advocate of equal rights for women, was an inspiration for both the nineteenth-century and twentieth-century women's movements. Wollstonecraft was not merely a woman's rights advocate. She asserted the innate rights of all people, whom she thought victims of a society that assigned people their roles, comforts, and satisfactions according to the false distinctions of class, age, and gender.