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Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir, translated from French by H. M. Parshley, 1949, France, NONFICTION

"...Simone de Beauvoir is intelligent, scholarly, lucid, and witty; her thesis is simple: Early Western philosophers established the female sex as "the other" to rationalize and promote the development and growth of the fledgling patriarchy. "'The female is a female by virtue of a certain lack of qualities,' said Aristotle; 'we should regard the female nature as afflicted with a natural defectiveness.'"..."

(J.L., p. 339)

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Aubrey (korrick) | 2004 comments I am submitting my review for this work: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

Dolors (luli81) | 11 comments You can find my review here:

"Reading De Beauvoir’s seminal “feminist manifesto” has allowed me to compose my genealogical tree, for The Second Sex is a book about my mother and the mother of my mother and the mother of my grandmother and of all my female ancestors in endless regressive progression who rebelled before obeying and who ended up capitulating like slaves shackled to the indomitable future of preordained inferiority."


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