The Rights Of Man And Citizen Essay

1667 Words Dec 4th, 2016 7 Pages
When oppressed by a certain style of leadership, revolution becomes a stepping stone to freedom. Due to corruption in the top ranks of society and economic troubles for those below, a French Revolution was the way the troubled citizens chose to exercise their rights. In response to the uneven rights going around France, with in the seigniorial system that gave rights and privileges only to the first (the clergy), the second estate (the nobility) and not the third estate (the commoners), the National Assembly wrote the inspiration of what to achieve for the people of France, known as The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen in the 18th century, which fought for liberty, equality, and fraternity. Even though a revolution moved France away from the absolutist monarchy it once had, The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen still contained flaws, leaving out the women of France’s society. Supported by documents written by Olympe de Gouges (Declaration of the Rights of Woman), Edmund Burke (Reflections on the French Revolution), and Thomas Paine (Rights of Man) it will be discussed how the French Revolution’s ideals caused unhappiness within its residents.
The title of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen proved that its intended gender selection was completely one sided. The first article within this set of ideals written in The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen said, “Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions…

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