This is why I'm a feminist. I'm not going to be serving anyone. I'm going to change the world, be a leader, and help people. Not sit around and wait for someone else to be the hero while I sit in the role women are expected to be in, a role of servitude.
mythosidhe: Although I have to point out that there was a piece of speculative science fiction called The Blazing World published by one Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in slightly predating Mary Shelley.