Women’s Rights in the Early Revolution
Lecture no. 14 from the course: Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon
Taught by Professor Suzanne M. Desan | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Women had no official political role in the Old Regime, but the Revolution raised the question of women’s rights and their place in the public sphere. Find out how two of the era’s key feminists—Condorcet, a male mathematician, and Olympe de Gouges, a female writer—framed the demand for women’s rights, and observe the many ways women engaged in politics.