Author(s): Olympe De Gouges
Understand the history behind feminism with these core treatises on women's rights.
Olympe de Gouges was a French feminist and activist during the French Revolution, a time of great change and yet such things were still radical. Her text, The Declaration of the Rights of Women and of the Female Citizen was written in response to the French constitution of 1791 to address the key issues for women's rights that it had failed to cover. Over 200 years later and Gouges's arguments still remain relevant today.