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Feminism and “Égalité”: France Makes Gender Equality a Global Cause

Posted by: Taru Spiegel

(The following is a post by Erika Hope Spencer, reference specialist, European Division.) July 14th (Le Quatorze Juillet) marks France’s National Holiday (La Fête Nationale), when the 1789 battle cry “Freedom, Equality, Fraternity!” (Liberté, égalité, fraternité) was enshrined in the French national tradition. Marianne, the visual symbol of the French Republic (la République) has been …