Revolutionary Feminist: Exploring the Life and Legacy of Olympe de Gouges, Episode 439

Category: French History

This episode features our frequent and very popular guest Elyse Rivin. If you enjoy her episodes, please consider supporting her on Patreon.

Welcome to Join Us in France, the travel podcast that takes you on a journey through the hidden gems of France. In today's episode, Annie Sargent and Elyse Rivin  explore the life and legacy of a revolutionary feminist, Olympe de Gouges.

Born in 1748, Olympe de Gouges was a French playwright, political activist, and feminist who fought for the rights of women during the French Revolution. Despite being ahead of her time, she was often criticized and ostracized by her male contemporaries.

She remained steadfast in her beliefs and became one of the most iconic figures of the French Revolution. Click play and join us as we delve into the fascinating life of Olympe de Gouges because there is no questions that she had a big impact on the world of feminism and human rights.

Olympe de Gouges: a Revolutionary Feminist

Olympe is most famous for her Declaration of the Rights of Women, but she was also very involved in promoting the rights of black people. She was born in Montauban, a lovely city in the southwest of France that we discussed in episode 348 of the podcast

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Category: French History