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 is accepted today that in most species sex determination depends on the genotypical constitution of the egg. ... the male has an atrophied ovary called Bidder's organ that can be made to produce eggs artificially.
Intersexuality exists when hormonal balance has not been realized and when neither of the two sexual ... the male either lets go of the semen outside or is equipped with a copulating organ that allows it to penetrate the female.
It reaches gigantic dimensions compared with the male; but its members are often just stumps, its body a formless bag; all the organs have degenerated to nourish the eggs. In truth, although they constitute two distinct organisms, ...
Accordingly, the organs of locomotion, touch, and prehension are also often more developed; many female butterflies are apterous, whereas their males have wings; males have more developed colors, elytrons, feet, and claws; and sometimes ...
The word often has a very precise meaning: either because he has specific organs or because he is stronger, the male grabs ... and internal fertilization; although she feels the sexual need as an individual need—since Biological DATA | 35.
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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
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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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