The Second Sex
One is not born, but rather becomes, woman'First published in Paris in 1949, The Second Sex by Simone de Beavoir was a groundbreaking, risque book that became a runaway success. Selling 20,000 copies in its first week, the book earned its author both notoriety and admiration.Since then, The Second Sex has been translated into forty languages and has become a landmark in the history of feminism. Required reading for anyone who believes in the equality of the sexes, the central messages of The Second Sex are as important today as they were for the housewives of the forties.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - smallself - www.librarything.com
This is an interesting feminist book in that it seems to say that men and women do experience the world differently in this mysterious way; it’s just that this difference is not all there is, not the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DinadansFriend - www.librarything.com
A dense book in which de Beauvoir attempts to define a feminist view of the world, and to explain the differentiation of that view from the masculine. There is a lot of close reasoning, but a serious ... Read full review