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date: 22 April 2019

Olympe de Gouges 1748–93
French writer and feminist 

  1. Women have the right to mount the scaffold, they must also have the right to mount the speaker's rostrum.
    sometimes quoted as ‘A woman has the right to be guillotined; she should also have the right to debate’
    Declaration of the Rights of Women (1791) article 10, tr. Val Stevenson