The First Essay on the Political Rights of Women - Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat Condorcet

The First Essay on the Political Rights of Women

By Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat Condorcet

  • Release Date: 1794-03-28
  • Genre: Politics & Current Events
  • Size: 18.29 KB

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To show that this exclusion is not an act of tyranny, it must be proved either that the natural rights of women are not absolutely the same as those of men, or that women are not capable of exercising these rights. But the rights of men result simply from the fact that they are rational, sentient beings, susceptible of acquiring ideas of morality, and of reasoning concerning those ideas. Women having, then, the same qualities, have necessarily the same rights. Either no individual of the human species has any true rights, or all have the same; and he or she who votes against the[6] rights of another, whatever may be his or her religion, colour, or sex, has by that fact abjured his own.

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