Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797).  A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.  

Chap. II. Discussion of the Prevailing Opinion of a Sexual Character.
Thus Milton describes our first frail mother; but when he says that women are formed for softness and sweet attractive grace, I cannot understand his meaning, unless, in the true Mahometan strain, he meant to deprive us of souls, and insinuate that we were beings only designed by sweet attractive grace and docile blind obedience, to gratify man’s senses when he can no longer soar on the wing of contemplation.
What a heinous insult it is for them to encourage us to be polite, domestic brutes! For example, the warmly and regularly encouraged winning tenderness that governs by obeying.

I’m primarily curious about what he means by “sweet attractive grace.” ??

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