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Was Christine de Pisan a Feminist?
Date: 12/8/2018 3:30:00 PM
Topic of Study: Art
Presenter: Anouk Van Opstal
Synopsis: The French poet Christine de Pisan (1365-1430) was arguably the first female author in Europe to make her living as a writer. Famous for her poetry and love ballads, de Pisan also wrote prose and political treatises. With the encouragement and aid of royals de Pisan completed a biography of Frances King Charles V. Her final work was a poetic eulogy dedicated to Joan of Arc. But the literature for which de Pisan is most celebrated today are her writings that pressed for womens rights. During this M.P.S. we will discover some of her works and debate about how they advocates for womens rights. Lastly, we will discuss the Honorable Order of Universal Co-Masonrys free admission to both man and woman.

"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest ... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."
Albert Einstien
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