Equality And Equality In Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice

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“Man, are you capable of being fair? A woman is asking: at least you will allow her that right. Tell me? What gave you the sovereign right to oppress my sex?” (De Gouges) Against common misbelieves, the origins of feminism did not begin with the suffragette movement in the 1900s, but two years after the French Revolution began. Olympe de Gouges wrote her Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female Citizen after the French Constitution, which was to address equal rights, completely obliterated women. But since late 18th century a lot has change. Even though there were some fighting for equality, feminism was barely nonexistent as women just started to think about their rights as individuals. And what fighting for equality meant at that time, it certainly has a different meaning in the 21st century.
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