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Women of Enlightenment
Olympe de Gouges
Daughter of a Butcher
With little education still became a writer and a social reformer
She argued for women equality and women rights in every private and public aspect
She wanted women to able to do anything like be in the military, have a say in voting, Be in the government, own property etc.
They should have equal power with men
Supported Americas independence form England
Married to the second president of the US
She convinced her husband to not forget about women rights and take it foward
Also spoke about women having the right to have education
Most well known and important sponsors of salons
Financially supported the people who created the encyclopedia
Her salons were very famous and were used by all
On some days the salons were reserved for certain people
She was also a leader in the early struggle to gain women rights
She worte an Essay arguing about women deserving equal opportunity and equal rights.
She also believed that education would help in the empowerment in women
Freedom came out of it too.
Leaders were inspired by her Ideas in the 19th century so they started it.
Women had no say in government
Women were assigned all house duties
Poorer women had to do the work outside and inside of the house
Enlightenment brought the rule change about women being able to do many things
Men made rules for women. First fathers then husbands.
They existed to produce children and keep the house
Rousse introduced that women are important to society as wives .