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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There are examples where the word “individual” clearly refers to a woman, but Beauvoir, because of French rules of grammar, uses the masculine pronoun. Wetherefore do the same in English. The reader will see some inconsistent ...
Introduction I hesitated alongtime before writing a book on woman. The subject is irritating, especially for women; and it is not new. Enough ink has flowed over the quarrel about feminism; it is now almost over: let's not talk about it ...
It is what advocates of Enlightenment philosophy, rationalism, or nominalism vigorously assert: women are, ... If some backward individual still takes herself for a woman, her friends advise her to undergo psychoanalysis to get rid of ...
temporarily, that there are women on the earth, we then have to ask: What is a woman? Merely stating the problem suggests an immediate answer to me. It is significant that I pose it. It would never occur to a man to write a book on the ...
The conservative bourgeoisie continues to view women's liberation as a danger threatening their morality and their ... In Hebdo-Latin the other day, a student declared: “Every woman student who takes a position as a doctor or lawyer is ...
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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
The Woman in Love
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