Women’s Rights in Modern History

Having read the three primary source documents (Olympe de Gouges’ Declaration of the Rights of Women, Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management and Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex) make an argument about women’s emancipation over these centuries. You might argue that women of the 20th Century (Simone de Beauvoir’s era), or the 19th Century (Mrs. Beeton’s era) were or were not more emancipated than those of the 18th Century (de Gouges’ era). (All of the essays must also use the secondary source, which is your textbook. See the marking grid on the general instructions page). There are many different legitimate, and defensible arguments that you could make for this topic. The only measure about whether or not you can argue a thing is whether or not you can prove it using your quotations. 

Simone de Beauvoir

Primary Sources can be found at the following links:

Olympe de Gouges

The below provides you will all the information you need, but is not MLA format. Put it into EasyBib to create a correct MLA citation…

From “Olympe de Gouges, ‘Declaration of the Rights of Woman and Female Citizen,”‘ in Darline Gav Levy, H. Applewhite, and M. Johnson, eds., Women in Revolutionary Paris, 1785­1795 (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1979), p. 92­96.

Mrs Beeton

Simone de Beauvoir

This is the correct citation for the Simone de Beauvoir, minus the hanging indent, which this website can’t reproduce.

De Beauvoir, Simone. “Simone De Beauvoir, The Second Sex.” Trans. Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevalier. Sources for Western Society. Ed. John P. McKay, Clare Haru Crowston, Merry Wisner-Hanks, and Joe Perry. 3rd ed. Vol. 2. New York: Bedford St. Martins, 2010. 471-73. Print.