The Second Sex
'One is not born, but rather becomes, woman'
First published in Paris in 1949, The Second Sex by Simone de Beavoir was a groundbreaking, risqu book that became a runaway success. Selling 20,000 copies in its first week, the book earned its author both notoriety and admiration.
Since then, The Second Sex has been translated into forty languages and has become a landmark in the history of feminism. Required reading for anyone who believes in the equality of the sexes, the central messages of The Second Sex are as important today as they were for the housewives of the forties.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MarthaJeanne - LibraryThing
I've given up on this. The biology and development of culture that start the book as a base for the rest of it are just so outdated that I can't stand it. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bethie-paige - LibraryThing
FINALLY, I finished it. This book seemed to take forever and I'm so glad I finished it. I was pretty much skim reading it by the end of it. It was a really interesting book and that's why I gave it 4 ... Read full review