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The Second Sex

The feminist classic about how woman has been shaped into the “other” sex

By Simone de Beauvoir
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The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

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.

  • Feminists
  • People interested in philosophy
  • Anyone who loves classics

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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