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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 Although some of the biological tracts are slightly outdated, the attacks on past social thinking and psychoanalytic theory are very prescient.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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An anatomy of woman which is a study of classic stature and proportion, historical, psychological, physiological, social and sexual, as well as a highly civilized commentary on the duality of her role ... 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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simone De Beauvoir second sex will ever remain fruitful in the minds of wisdom seeking scholars the book is inspiring,innovative,revolutionary persistent and perfect for the harmonization of opposites.who does not know that man and woman are same.
Man and woman are created in the image of God and they stand equal before God as human beings. Man is said to be the last to be created, and in creating the archetypal man God did a proportionate collection from all the created, to form man so to say. Created in his image, in man then is contained everything that is in God, therefore every thing that is created, is traceable to man, the planets and zodiacal sighs have their station in man. So man is the microcosm of the macrocosm a small replica of the Ubiquitous Omneity and in equality there is no sex. But then, equality does not mean abdicating God’s assigned roles. That is why today, there is surrogate motherhood, single female parents, lesbianism, etc. These are negative ways of responding to gender inequality/feminism.
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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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