The Second Sex
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The Second Sex
Simone de Beauvoir
Nonfiction
Jul 27, 2018
By Simone de Beauvoir’s own account, Sartre had a critical role in the genesis of The Second Sex. When she told him that she was about to embark upon a memoir of her childhood, he suggested she consider how being a woman had shaped her upbringing and engagement with the world. After some resistance, she took his advice; more than a year and a half of research and reflection—and some eight hundred pages of prose—later, The Second Sex was completed. Its publication in 1949 sent waves of influence through subsequent decades as its arguments and insights disrupted, redirected, and recalibrated conventional thinking about the lives of women. Both formative and transformative, Beauvoir’s scrutiny of the physical, social, and existential experience of women in the West is a groundbreaking work of feminism—and humanism, too.
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Oct 28, 2018
Though I had to read the Second Sex in college for a feminists in history class, I still enjoyed it tremendously.
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Oct 28, 2018
An eye opener to a budding sexist
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Nov 21, 2018
Revolutionary for its time.
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Nov 28, 2018
Made me think.
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Dec 2, 2018
Yes
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Jun 25
Beautifully written commentary on women's place in the world. Thought provoking and confronting
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