The Second Sex (1949), an 800-page feminist classic, explains how woman has been shaped into the “Other,” second sex – the negative counterpart to man. By examining history, myths, biology and life experience, de Beauvoir paints a clear picture of why woman is subjugated to man, and how womankind should respond.
Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) was a French philosopher and writer. The Second Sex, her magnum opus, is considered one of the most important books of feminist philosophy.
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