The Enlightenment philosophies and the way of life in France during the Ancien Regime contradicted each other. The Enlightenment contradicted the way of life in France during the Ancien Regime because the enlightenment philosophies believed that education should be equal among men and women, that there are three branches of government who share the power, and that man is born free. The way of life in France during the Ancien Regime did not include any of those three things. The culture in France during the Ancien Regime contradicts the Enlightenment philosphies because the lifestyle didn’t include equal education for both genders, had the king holding all of the power, and men were born to serve the government.
During the Ancien Regime, the women of France did not receive the same education that they deserved as the men did. As Mary Wollstonecraft once stated, “the neglected education of my fellow creatures is the grand source of the misery I deplore; and that women, in particular, are rendered weak and wretched by a variety of concurring causes, originating from one hasty conclusion”. This means that men see women as being weak-minded. The reason from which men derive this conclusion from is that they choose not to educate women the same as men. While they boys go to school to receive a formal education of reading and writing, the education that France offered girls consisted of how to become a good housewife. Another unfair injustice in France at this time was that women