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Feminist Interpretations of Simone de Beauvoi

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For almost twenty years, feminist readings of Simone de Beauvoir s feminist classic The Second Sex have been dominated by dismissive interpretation of Beauvoir s philosophy as Sartrean and phallocentric. Beauvoir s angry refusal to acknowledge either her philosophical originality or her lesbian relationships led to an interpretive impasse on two issues: her relationship to ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 22nd 1995 by Penn State University Press
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one is not born, but becomes a man...

this is a version of her famous opening declaration in volume 2 of her work The Second Sex, where she asserts the same but sexes are reversed. too many of the young women i asked had no idea who de beauvoir was, fewer yet would describe themselves as 'feminist'. sigh...

has time passed her by? has she been politically silenced or even erased from history? by whom? why? this book is unfortunately not a definitive answer, as it is already an historical document-
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