In 1793, Olympe de Gouges was accused of being a Girondist, a group not being favored by the radical Jacobins that ruled during the Reign of Terror. Why? Well, she wrote a progressive declaration in 1791: The Declaration of the Rights of Women and the Female Citizen.
Sound familiar? She based it off The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, which was written in 1789.
The most famous quote from de Gouges’ Declaration is the call to action: “Man, are you capable of being fair? A woman is asking: at least you will allow her that right. Tell me? What gave you the sovereign right to oppress my sex?” Basically, she’s asks why can’t humans get along like other animals species? Does it have to be hard?Somehow, more than 200 years later, we are still trying to figure out the answer.
Going through the old blog as part of #TBT. Found this post from the relatively early days of Your Way With Words (over 3.5 years ago!). My how time flies! Can’t recall how the conversation started but it got into some philosophical conversation about defying labels with an old friend. Enjoy!
When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.
Found this article from Vogue on Julia Roberts. She has recently been named People’s 2017 Most Beautiful Woman for the fifth time. Vogue lists five things you may not have known about Roberts, including her soft spot for one of the best rom-coms of the 1990s, My Best Friend’s Wedding.