Deraismes, Maria

Deraismes, Maria

(märēä` dərām`), 1828–94, French feminist. She was a founder (1869) of the first French society dedicated to improving conditions and securing greater educational advantages for women. Her complete writings were published in 1895.
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They made the New Woman--at first an Anglo-American import--distinctively French by disavowing the explicitly political claims of the somewhat more respectable leaders of the women's movement, such as Maria Deraismes, Maria Pognon, and Albertine Auclert.