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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  - 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  - 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  - sweetmarie9 - LibraryThing

Great book but a bad translation. The historian who originally translated TSS into English obviously knew less about existentialism than I (and I know very little). He also cut out quite a bit of ... 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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