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    Olympe de Gouges was a woman in France during the 1700s. Normally a woman of this time period would be married, having children, and doing house work, but Olympe de Gouges was not the typical housewife that men expected her to be. She was an outspoken activist who truly changed France for the better. De Gouges fought for all people, women, Africans, orphans, the poor, the unemployed, the illegitimate, and the elderly. She did not do so by starting an all out rebellion, but using the little education she had, to write 40 plays, two novels, and almost 70 pamphlets that all focused on aspects of France she wanted to change. Her most famous work was the “Declaration of Rights of Woman”, which was written to challenge the writing of “Declaration…

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    long with the head being ½ inches wide, it also had very strong signs of wear and the end was very noticeable. Next was a Philips head screw driver, it had a red and black handle, and had a darker tip that was 5/16 inches wide. The screw driver was 8 ¼ inches long and had some rust spots and it with common wear marks. Then, I observed a Craftsman flat head screw driver, it was 11 13/16 inches long with a 5/16 inch wide tip. It also had a red, white, and blue handle, furthermore it had rust on…

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    Olympe De Gouges Essay

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    It was possible to observed multiple dimensions of inequality and expressions of discrimination against women in access, use and control of opportunities, decision-making and management of resources and services, as well as the lack of recognition of their rights. Olympe de Gouges in its Declaration of women's rights and citizenship (1791) required for women the rights of freedom and equality proclaimed by the French Revolution. It was the first document in which the female vote was required as…

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    Olympe De Gouges Analysis

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    Let’s start with the Declaration of the Rights of Women by Olympe de Gouges, which was written in 1791. De Gouge fearlessly criticized not just the men of politics, but the entire population of men, and didn’t hold back on the words she used to describe them. She asserted that having superior genders is nothing but “empty pretentions” and women should wake up and disrupt this cycle. She also stated that equality could be achieved if women would stand up, unite, and have the will to use their…

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    Author: Marie Gouges (7 May 1748 - 3 November 1793) was one of the first women to fight for equal rights. Although she was born Marie Gouges, she went by the name of Olympe Deauges because she did not want to be recognize as a widow when she got married and wanted to start another life in Paris with a different name that she choose from a combination of her mother and father’s name. Born in Montauban, Quercy in the south of France, De Gouges was not your typical woman. She shorty found…

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    Gouges’ declaration asserted that a lack and neglect for the rights of woman was the sole cause of public misfortune. Directed at Queen Marie Antoinette amidst political scrutiny to implore reformations on the equality of rights of men and women, it also expounds to Gouges’ fellow ‘citizenesses’ that they possess natural rights that are unalienable, insuppressible and endowed by the Creator in both genders, evident in its Article (4) and (5) . In this analysis, I argue that although Gouges’…

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    Women played a vital role in evolution of the Enlightenment Era. The women of the Enlightenment were the creators of feminism, they gave birth to the Women Liberation Movement. Female activists like Mary Wollstonecraft and Olympe de Gouges broke ground for modern feminists like Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes. To this day women are still fighting to break the glass ceilings holding them back, such as the current wage gap. Women of the enlightenment began the over three-hundred-year…

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    Revolution Throughout history, numerous people have started revolutions in many ways by displaying progressive ideas and fighting for the liberal changes in their society. One such example is Olympe de Gouges, who courageously advocated for the rights of women in her writing “The Rights of Woman”. During Gouges’ time, women were living by social standards that made them inferior to men. In hopes of influencing the public with her notions and showing support for the females, Gouges, despite…

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    She had the idea that men are created equal, so it should be implied for women being treated equal. The French revolution rooted the common idea of human rights. It altered people’s beliefs and views, challenging the role of the government. In Article 1 you can tell that Olympe de Gouges was the first feminist in the sense of someone who is the earliest of French women to come out and make a declaration that women deserve equal rights to men. Olympe De Gouges spoke the language of the…

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    Revolution is a time of change and women wanted their lives and their rights to improve along with the men’s. However, without De Gouges’ Declaration there would have been no one speaking for women. Her declaration state almost identical rights for women as the “Declaration of the rights of Man” states for men. De Gouges wanted equal treatment and equal punishment, which was not provided to them before. Before the revolution, women were given almost no rights when it came to terms of custody or…

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