Women's Role In The French Revolution

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In the 19th century, French Revolution was about to change the political landscape of Europe eternally. French Revolution gave the civilians a taste of freedom and practicing their rights equally. In this essay, I would discuss in-depth the role women served in the French Revolution and what women were fighting for at this time period from 1789 to 1799. I would be focusing on women in France and how they fought for emancipation that has changed the political outlook on women, which feeds to the overall change in European politics.

Why is women’s role in politics important in Europe? Because women were nearly fifty percentage of the population and they were equally responsible for the economic growth. It is rather remarkable that men have opened up to include women into consideration, taking note that women have all long been seen as mere property to men than an equal. This mindset, clearly sets women’s emancipation as a form of enlightenment, making Europe modern in terms of their thinking.

Women during the French
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An act of demonstrative political participation, which was absent till the emerge of the French Revolution due to claustrophobic socio-economic conditions; such as famine and corruption incapacitated the French. One distinctive individual Claire Lacombe, displayed her participation in the National Assembly by being the talk of men in the Revolution. Her role in the Revolution was commendable due to her participation in the insurrection at the Tuileries in 1792, which allowed her to receive a civic crown for her achievements . In response to Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord’s report to the National Assembly in 1791, Wollstonecraft wrote ‘A vindication of the rights of women’. In it, she outright claims that women must be allowed to share the rights and women would compete with men in terms of virtues
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