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The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
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Apr 23, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: women-s-studies
Recommended for: All Women and Men
Read in March, 1983

This was the first book I read after signing up for a class in French and American women writers. While I found myself overwhelmed with the class, this book totally destroyed my old ideas of men and women and our roles in the world.

De Beauvoir wrote so beautifully of all the things I'd been thinking and couldn't express. Woman as "The Other". . .

I became a feminist with this book. Please read it.
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