Sunday, March 5, 2017

The French Revolutionary roots of modern Feminism

It's Women's History month.  And as someone interested in the French Revolution, I figure I should mention some of the Feminists who were involved.

My last French Revolution relevant post on this blog talked about The Society of the Friends of Truth, and how to some degree it's philosophy is generally similar to mine.  Not everyone in it was a Feminist, some were pretty Sexist in-spite of their Progressive views.  But those notable women and feminists of the Revolution I'm aware of, mainly seem to be from that camp.

Known Society of the Friends of Truth Members

Olympe de Gouges who wrote Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female_Citizen
Sophie de Condorcet who's salon quests included Mary Wollstonecraft when she visited France

Others affiliated with the Girdonions

Madame Roland
Charlotte Corday

 One I'm not as sure on the political affiliation of.

Etta Palm d'Aelders

 Some groups that were specifically for Women.

Fraternal Society of Patriots of Both Sexes
Society of Revolutionary Republican Women

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