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th Tutorial #5: French Revolution Wednesday, June 20 /2012  Cahiers: Politically moderate document o Not completely radical o Freedom should be given to all people o Discriminatory towards other religions  Abbe Sieyes: o Nobles aren’t living under a common law because they have their own laws o Nobles aren’t producing anything economically – leeches, parasites taking from France, but not contributing anything o Sovereignty in the hands of the working class because they administer everything anyways o Third Estate – middle and working class o EVERYTHING o The third class wants to be something – not necessarily everything  The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen o Building on ideas from the enlightenment o Legal rights are nice, but it’s not bread – economic situation was very bleak o Edmond Burke: these ideas are new, and people haven’t seen them occur in a concrete way yet – it’s hard to put these words into actions o None of this did anything to actually level social distinctions  The Rights of Woman: o Part of what she says: if these rights are to be achieved, women will have to do it o In France a women’s position in society is validated in terms of her connection to a male, father, husband etc; - direct jab at the fact that women are not afforded these rights and only given rights due to her connection to a man (contract or family relation)  Mary Wollstonecraft: o Lack of equality o Men are the wealth, women are the charm o Women have a very limited set of tools given to them in order to extract what they need in
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