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Alex Hellerstedt History 3314 T-Th 8-915 Women and the French Revolution 1. According to Condorcet, “not to be an act of tyranny one would have to prove that the natural rights of women are not absolutely the same as those of men or show that they are not capable of exercising them.” This is the only way you can rightly deny them rights. Women can not be denied rights based on the lack of genius, lack of reason, and lack of a sense of justice because even in the realm of men this is a limited group not all mean fit these bases but they are still allowed the rights. “no woman has made an important discovery in the sciences or given proof of genius in the arts, letters, etc. But certainly no one would presume to limit the rights of citizenship exclusively to men of genius.” It goes on to say that if you take away the small genius class of men that men and women are equal. Women conduct themselves according to a different type of reason which has different principals from that of men. As for their lack of a sense of justice this is due to “education and social conditions.” 2. In Olympe de Gouges declaration of the rights of woman, she portrays men as equal to women and not as elevated citizens. She sees that all people are equal and should
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course CJ 2310 taught by Professor - during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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