Evaluate the role of women in France before the revolution.
The role of women in France before the revolution is stated in the points below :
- All women were treated as passive citizens. They did not have voting powers.
- They worked as laundresses, sold flowers, fruits and vegetables or worked as domestic servants. Their wages were lower than those of men.
- Most women did not have access to education or job training. Only daughters of wealthy parents could study at a convent, after which they were married off.