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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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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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