Carolyn Baer Eppley's Essay "The Educated Woman in Domestic Life"

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In her essay "The Educated Woman in Domestic Life," Carolyn Baer Eppley argued that women must be college educated so as to better fulfill their roles as wives, mothers, and citizens. She contended that women need to be educated in order to better instruct their children, encourage their husband's thinking, contribute to society, and maintain strong relationships with their spouses. Eppley further asserts that women need higher education even more so than their male counterparts because women must "guide, control, and influence their children." It is through their positions as mothers that they greatly influence society.