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Michael Webb Professor Bocketti West Civ 29 September 2017 RR Olympe de Gouges starts off the declaration with, “the women have resolved to set forth in a solemn declaration the natural, inalienable, and sacred rights of women in order that this declaration, constantly exposed to all the members of the society, will ceaselessly remind them of their rights and duties”, which is another version of some of the things Locke talked about in The Second Treatise on Government . He talks about the state of freedom all men are naturally born in and how no man has the right to deprive another man of those inalienable rights. She goes onto then describe how the purpose of government is to serve the people and preserve their rights. This goes along with what Locke and Montesquieu were preaching about government. The only difference is that Gouges isn’t fighting for men, she’s fighting for women's equality which was
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