• French actress Olympe de Gouges. erased from history until now

    20 days ago - By Chez Namaste Nancy

    In 1793, the French actress Olympe de Gouges was guillotined by the Jacobins, after daring to demand political rights for women as well as men.
    she was incredible. 'Why have I never heard of her?' you might ask, as I did. The answer is fairly obvious. Men went to great lengths to erase any trace of her from history. After her execution, by order of the authorities, all the papers found in her home were burned.
    She was an abolitionist, who wanted a tax on capital, the legalisation of divorce and abolition of religious marriage (which she called 'the tomb of love and trust') in favour of a...
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