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The Second Sex


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Book Description

The Second Sex (French: Le Deuxième Sexe, June 1949) is one of the best-known works of the French existentialist Simone de Beauvoir. It is a work on the treatment of women throughout history and often regarded as a major work of feminist philosophy and the starting point of second-wave feminism. Beauvoir researched and wrote the book in about 14 months. She published it in two volumes and some chapters first appeared in Les Temps moderns. The Vatican placed it on its List of Prohibited Books.

Erica Barden

Is this the complete book? It doesn't seem complete.

Srinivas Dwivedi

The Greatest Work On feminism I have ever read. Just Reading this Book is a complete tribute to every women which we have in our life. Hats-Off..

Jairo Lara

This book isn't just one book about the rights of women in defining themselves according to criteria they make but also gets to be a useful insight about how irresponsible it is to think there's still something we may call "manliness" with no proof or argument to sustain such position toward women (even if there is, it shouldn't be taken as a sign to continue the voiding of women's right to define themselves without having a direct or indirect reference to men).It serves us to restore or to build what has been denied to women as being, as much as to groups in parallel relegation as Jew, Homosexual, Negroes and others: identity and recognition based in what they are (Dasein) and not what they appear to standard viewpoints.I hold it in great esteem and recommend its reading, not to change one's mind but to start accepting or respecting the "otherness", which We are in spite of constant denial.

Ditravia Pagan

Great point of view of women from a woman...Got my mind thinking and wanting to gain more information...Definitely suggest this a one to read..

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