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Declaration of the Rights of Woman (September 1791) by Olympe de Gauges

History of modern times is full of different events and movements, which have been attracting the attention of the publicity for many years already. Those people who are fond of history may find good grounding for numerous discussions and critics. It should be mentioned that political topics and problems of political movements always attract great attention of the readers. Needless to say that the question of equality of men and women in society gives the plot to the numerous movements in different countries. The work under discussion is the declaration of the rights of woman (September 1791) by Olympe de Gauges. The main aim of the declaration is to call for the equity of rights of men and women. The main idea that the rules of the society are equal and general for all, men and women and there should not be any limitations for women, whatever situation or sphere of life it concerns.

The main problem that the author tries to address in her declaration is the equality and justice in sphere concerning the rights of women. The declaration itself contains the set of certain rules that expresses her main ideas. One of the main laws that the author tries to promote is the perseverance of all natural and social rights of women. Olympe asserts that all women should enjoy the same rights with men. It concerns every area of social and political life. One of the main statements that the author provides is that woman should have the same political and social rights and bear the same responsibility for every action they may take. According to the point of view of Olympe, there should not be any limitations to women in expressing their views, as the legislation presupposes that everybody has the right for the expression free will, thoughts and actions.

According to the ideas presented in the declaration, women are not protected from responsibility. Indeed, they should undergo the same punishment in case of any illegal or anti moral actions. There should be any exceptions neither for men nor for women.