Women's Condition in France Before and After French Revolution
The position of women in France changed significantly before and after the French Revolution. Previously, women were confined to domestic spaces, and working-class women were only allowed to do small jobs such as selling fruits or flowers.
During and after the revolution, more and more women from the upper class as well as the working class began to demand equal rights and respectful treatment in the public sphere.
The French Revolution was a turning point in the history of feminism. As the revolution gained momentum, there was a change in the way women were treated. Here's what changed after the French Revolution:
- There were more and more movements advocating for women's rights.
- While the focus of upper-class women was mostly on suffrage, working-class women were more focused on finding bread.
- Militant feminist activism was also practiced for the purchase of bread, which was the staple food of the poor, working-class people.