Wordless Wednesday– Women’s March on Versailles Posted on October 5, 2022September 25, 2022 by Rose Fairbanks Women’s March on Versailles, Artist unkown, 1789. Source: WikipediaShare this:TweetLike this:Like Loading... Related
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I did not know that there was this march. Bold for women of that age and day! A political voice?!
I believe it was more about food than anything else, not just for women but for the thousands of poor men too. However, as the Declaration of the Rights of Man issued in August of 1789 had not addressed women’s rights, the Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen was published in 1791 by a playwright…who was then executed during the Reign of Terror. The author argued that essentially everything that applied to men, should apply to women. For example, only certain groups of men could vote and be considered “active citizens.” De Gouges argued that women who met the same qualifications should also have the privilege of voting. The subsequent year, the English writer Mary Wollstonecraft published A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Wollstonecraft’s argument centered on giving women a better education so they could be an adequate companion to their husbands and in response to a French politician that argued women should only know domestic things.
Learn something new every day! Thanks for getting back to me.
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