André Léo, La Femme et les moeurs

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A prolific writer and political activist for the socialist cause, André Léo fought for women’s emancipation on multiple fronts during the latter half of the nineteenth century. In addition to contributing to the feminist newspaper

Le Droit des femmes

, André Léo drafted the 1868 program for the “Société de revendications des droits de la femme”, which brought together notable activists such as Louise Michel and Maria Deraismes (Biarnais 8).

La Femme et les mœurs: Monarchie ou liberté

[Woman and Customs: Monarchy or Liberty] synthesizes the various themes that André Léo promoted as both a journalist and a public speaker; further, this political and feminist treatise is a direct response to Proudhon’s sexist vitriol that dominated much of the socialist party. An ardent…

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Citation: Tilger, Lauren. "La Femme et les moeurs". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 April 2017 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=35746, accessed 22 April 2024.]

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