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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Colette, who would have smiled, and not kindly, at the phrase, “moral effort,” states the problem less cerebrally: “How to liberate my true hope? Everything is against me. The first obstacle to my escape is this woman's body barring my ...
... for men to measure the enormous extent of social discrimination that seems insignificant from the outside and whose moral and intellectual repercussions are so deep in woman that they appear to spring from an original nature.
The perspective we have adopted is one of existentialist morality. ... Every time transcendence lapses into immanence, there is degradation of existence into “in-itself,” of freedominto facticity; this fallis a moral fault if the ...
... the differences cancel each other out; where customs forbid violence, muscular energy cannot be the basis for domination: existential, economic, and moral reference points are necessary to define the notion of weakness concretely.
... fact has installed in himself in the form of moral precepts. The more defined and strongly fought the Oedipus complexis, the stronger the superego. Freud first described the history of the girl in a completely symmetrical way; ...
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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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