The Second Sex
The essential masterwork that has provoked and inspired generations of men and women. “From Eve’s apple to Virginia Woolf’s room of her own, Beauvoir’s treatise remains an essential rallying point, urging self-sufficiency and offering the fruit of knowledge.” —Vogue
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It would never occur to a man to write a book on the singular situation of males in humanity.” If I want to define myself, I first have to say, “I am a woman"; all other assertions will arise from this basic truth. A man never begins by ...
rapport d'Uriel (Uriel's Report): “A man's body has meaning by itself, disregarding the body of the woman, whereas the woman's body seems devoid of meaning without reference to the male. Man thinks himself without woman.
On average, she is smaller than man, lighter; her skeleton is thinner; the pelvisis wider, adapted to gestation and birth; her connective tissue retains fats, and her forms are rounder than man's; the overall look: morphology, skin, ...
Woman is weaker than man; she has less muscular strength, fewer red blood cells, a lesser respiratory capacity; she runs less quickly, lifts less heavyweights– there is ... This means that her individual life is not as rich as man's.
others like him within society; but man has a primordial interest in the substance of the natural world ... a hole, slime, a gash, hardness, and wholeness are primary realities; man's interest in them is not dictated by libido; instead, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jthierer - LibraryThing
This book consists of three parts all jumbled-up together so that some of the still relevant gets missed in the "WTF did I just read." One part is a solid historical look at what the life of women ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
A dense book in which de Beauvoir attempts to define a feminist view of the world, and to explain the differentiation of that view from the masculine. There is a lot of close reasoning, but a serious ... Read full review
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