HST 106 10.6

HST 106 10.6 - Feminism in the west: emancipation 1. before...

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Feminism in the west: emancipation 1. before modern times: a. called enemy of friendship, threat to health, deficient males b. eve was “responsible for the fall” c. Christine de pizan i. Born in Venice lived in paris ii. Transcribed for a living iii. Wrote “A City of Ladies” 1. argued that the female soul is equal to male soul 2. statesmanship was only for men but argued that women had intelegence 3. solitude is important for intellectual growth 2. focus: the French revolution a. women’s voices in cahier i. submitted petition to king in 1789 b. lower class women’s activism (attack on the Queen, Marie Antoinett) i. food shortage was a problem ii. women condemned the queen iii. forced the king to recognize declaration of resistance c. Educated women’s activities (madame BB Caux, olympe de gouges) i. Wanted schools ii. BB Caux 1. man cannot represent women due to common interest iii. Olympe de gouges 1. politically active during the 1780s 2. wrote the declaration of the rights of women and female
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HST 106 10.6 - Feminism in the west: emancipation 1. before...

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