Chapter Two – Early Liberal Feminism

Main Contributions De Gouges

De Gouges Main Contributions

  • Critiqued the Social Contract from the perspective of women
  • Proposed reasonable divorce laws to protect women and children from penury
  • Advocated sexual freedom
  • Advocated for a more equal society
  • Called for intelligent taxation plans to enable wealth to be more fairly divided
  • Called for a form of a welfare state
  • Wrote against slavery and the death penalty




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