The Declaration of the Rights of Women: The Originial Manifesto for Justice, Equality and FreedomAuthor: Olympe de GougesPublisher: Octopus Publishing GroupCategory: Social Sciences, FeminismBook Format: Hardcover
People often consider feminism to be a modern idea and assume that women of the past simply accepted the life carved out for them. In fact, women's rights have been at the forefront of political and social debate for centuries. Written over 200 years ago, 'The Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen' by Olympe de Gouges started a chain reaction in history that went on to inspire other women to fight against the lives society had imposed upon them.This book also includes articles from 'The UN Declaration on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women'. How can you fight if you don't know what you're still fighting for or even who you're fighting against? The UN has already established a vast range of women's rights that are constantly being chipped away at by organisations.This book presents the texts to you in an engaging way. Articles are broken up by artist's interpretations of each point along with quotes from a range of feminists throughout history including Emmeline Pankurst and Hillary Clinton. So rediscover some of the key texts that helped shape feminism today in time for International Women's Day on March 8th!
About Olympe De GougesOlympe de Gouges (1748-93) was a French playwright, activist and feminist whose powerful polemics against racial and sexual injustice won her a wide audience in the years before and during the French Revolution. Her most vital, The Declaration of the Rights of Women and of the Female Citizen (1791) was written in response to the revolutionary Declaration of the Rights of Man (1789), highlighting its inherent sex bias and addressing key issues of women's rights that it had failed to cover. De Gouges' refusal to conform to revolutionary orthodoxy, and her continuing protests against its injustices, cost her dearly: she was beheaded in Paris in November 1793, at the age of 45. Notorious in her lifetime, and well-known in France, she is one of the most important figures in the history of feminism.
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