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User 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

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User 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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User Review  - puabi - LibraryThing

This phenomenal tome, translated very readably and completely here as far as I can tell, by Borde and Malovany-Chevallier, is utterly gripping, moving, intense, and a true life-changing experience ... Read full review

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User 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

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User Review  - Beholderess - LibraryThing

A powerful and groundbreaking book on feminism. To me it's main value lies in defining the relationship between biology and social norms, and how biology definitely influences social norms but in no way excuses them. Read full review

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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

Very incisive stuff. Although some of the biological tracts are slightly outdated, the attacks on past social thinking and psychoanalytic theory are very prescient. Societal influences as a role on ... Read full review

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User Review  - abruser - LibraryThing

"The Second Sex" by Simone de Beauvoir examines gender as a social construct in society. She argues that one reason for the oppression of women is that they are seen as "other" or "alien" in the eyes on man and masculine institutions. Read full review

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User Review  - catarinavclemente - LibraryThing

"Le Deuxième Sexe" is a fundamental reading for all that urgently need to demystify women and study the philosophy of being the "other" gender on the 21st century. I'm reading it for the second time. Read full review

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User Review  - Katie_Lou - LibraryThing

A life changing book for me. Read and discussed it for my Soc III class at school, and the strength and passion of De Beauvoir's arguments led to my signing up for a feminist theories class the following semester. Fascinating, compelling, and definitely deserving of Great Books stature. Read full review

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User Review  - Zohrab - LibraryThing

The classic manifesto of the liberated woman, this book explores every facet of a woman's life. Read full review


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