Women During The French Revolution

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In the beginning of this course, the role of women began to change. While still marginalized, women started to finally speak out for their rights. This newfound strength to speak out was often ruthlessly suppressed. Women fought for change, but would receive little for their efforts. This course begins with the French Revolution and covers the “Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen.” While key to the French Revolution, this declaration did not expand the rights of women. Women marched and were eventually given marginal rights of divorce. They were, however, marginalized when it came to becoming benefactors of the social reforms in the French Revolution that were given to men. Towards the end of the 19th Century and the beginning of
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