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Femme, réveille-toi !

May 7, 1748 is the birthday of Olympe de Gouges, born Marie Gouze. She was an early feminist and abolitionist. De Gouges had an early, unhappy marriage and moved to Paris after his death a year later where she had a string of … Continue reading

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Un objet parfaitement beau comporte un parfait simplicité

Eugène Delacroix, the greatest of the French Romantic painters, was born on April 26, 1798. His most famous painting is the monumental La Liberté guidant le peuple, see Vouloir, c’est pouvoir. It’s an allegory of the French people resisting in … Continue reading

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Vouloir, c’est pouvoir

On April 21, 1944, French women received the right to vote. Shocked that it took so long? Me too, but women in Switzerland had to wait until 1977 and those in the United Arab Emirates just got the vote in … Continue reading

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