Nelly Roussel's militancy and the Countess Lecointre's conservatism drew on two different feminisms. Thérèse Pottecher1 offers a third perspective. Pottecher was not active in the women's movement, although she demonstrates clear sympathies to it. She was a journalist who published a lengthy survey of French feminism in the respected monthly La Grande Revue. This periodical had an editorial policy supportive of feminism and had earlier published René Viviani's essay on women's rights entitled "La Femme" (Woman).
Pottecher's essay originally appeared in three long segments. The first discussed the historical background, and the second discussed current feminist groups and activities. The final section, translated here, explored French public opinion about feminism in 1910.
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Publication information: Book title: Feminisms of the Belle Epoque:A Historical and Literary Anthology. Contributors: Jennifer Waelti-Walters - Author, Steven C. Hause - Editor. Publisher: University of Nebraska Press. Place of publication: Lincoln, NE. Publication year: 1994. Page number: Not available.
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