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Olympe de Gouge
This paper discusses the life of Olympe de Gouge and her focus on liberating women.
# 99498 | 1,258 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US


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Description:

The paper relates that women in the 17th and 18th centuries had no rights; only the men could vote or participate in politics. The paper discusses the life of Olympe de Gouges, one of many women who sought freedom for women including the right to vote and to a higher education. The paper shows how her convictions ultimately led to her death.

Outline:
Women in the 17th and 18th Century
Olympe de Gouge

From the Paper:

"Imagine living during the 17th and 18th Century where women had no rights in public nor in their homes. They did not have the right to vote nor were they encouraged to go to college. Olympe de Gouges was born as Marie Gouze in 1745. She was the daughter of a butcher and a washerwoman, but she changed her life when she married an older man who had sufficient funds to support herself in Paris (Olympe de Gouges p. 1). The 17th and 18th Century were difficult times for women who wanted their freedom to be writers, politicians, teachers, or the freedom to vote. Olympe de Gouges was one of many women who sought freedom for women including the right to vote and a higher education, but ultimately this led to her death."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Devine, Donald; Jasnowski, Tony; Mason, Clif; Stites, Del & Wydeven, Joseph. Western Vision and American Values - The Kirkpatrick Signature Series Reader Bellevue, Nebraska: Bellevue University Press, 2006.
  • Diamond, Marie Josephine. "The Revolutionary Rhetoric of Olympe de Gouges." Feminist Issues 14.1 (Spring 1994), 3-23.
  • Evans, Jill. "Olympe de Gouges." Sept 28, 2006. <http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/imow-deGouges.pdf>.
  • "Olympe de Gouges." Sunshine for Women (WHM99). Sept. 28, 2006. <http://www.pinn.net/~sunshine/march99/gougles2.html>.
  • "The Trial of Olympe de Gouges." Sept 28, 2006. <http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/488/>.

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