The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

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The Second Sex Read Online Free - Newly translated and unabridged in English for the first time, Simone de Beauvoir’s masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of “woman,” and a groundbreaking exploration of inequality and otherness.  This long-awaited new edition reinstates significant portions of the original French text that were cut in the first English translation. Vital and groundbreaking, Beauvoir’s pioneering and impressive text remains as pertinent today as it was sixty years ago, and will continue to provoke and inspire generations of men and women to come.

Title : The Second Sex
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ISBN : 0679724516
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 746 pages


Aubrey rated it ★★★★★

December 17, 2015

The fact that we are human beings is infinitely more important than all the peculiarities that distinguish human beings from one another; it is never the given that confers superiorities: ‘virtue’, as the ancients called it, is defined on the level of ‘that which depends on us’. My life has led...

Dolors rated it ★★★★★

November 17, 2014

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...

Elena rated it ★★★★☆

March 08, 2017

To seem, rather than to see, to appear, rather than to be: this, in a nutshell, has been woman's existential project thus far, according to de Beauvoir. Woman's historic destiny has prohibited her from developing into a self, understood as an autonomous ontic unit and agent. Instead, hers has bee...

رؤیا (Roya) rated it ★★★★☆

September 28, 2017

"جنس دوم" به نوشته یکی از معدود فیلسوفان زن جهان سیمون دوبووار در دو جلد و کمی بیشتر از هزار صفحه کتابی بسیار عجیب بود که در آن واحد به تمام احساسات درون و بیرون من به عنوان یک خواننده زن دسترسی پیدا کرده و آنچنان منقلبم کرد که تا چندین روز پس از خواندنش هنوز قادر به نوشتن ذهنم نبودم.با این خوانش...

Jojo rated it ★★★★★

February 23, 2015

The part of this book that has affected me the most in the ten years since I've read it is most certainly the introduction, where de Beauvoir says that in order to define herself to herself she must start with, "I am a woman". This surprised her then as it surprises me now when I realize that tha...

Asma rated it ★★★★★

December 05, 2011

كنت اتسائل كثيرًا : مالذي يجعل هموم النساء مشتركة ؟ لِم لم تنعتق المرأة من التبعيّة والإندماجيّة في جميع العصور وعلى مدى الأزمنة ؟ منذ عهد اليونان والفراعنة والصين مرورًا بالمرأة اليهودية وصولًا إلى المسيحية وإنتهاء بالإسلام .. والطبيعة المجتمعيّة التي تُفرض على المرأة واحِدة رغم تدرج الحقوق بين ا...

El rated it ★★★★☆

September 14, 2016

As a feminist, it's been recommended to me for years that I read Simone de Beauvoir's 1949 book, The Second Sex. As a regular person, though, I have always felt like it "wasn't the right time" to read it. What does that even mean? As someone living as "the second sex" myself, there is no excuse for...

Ellen rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 03, 2010

Knocked Up Preggers Up the Spout A Bun in the Oven * * * The word “pregnant” is pregnant with connotation. And for women—often viewed in more bodily terms than men—nothing foregrounds a woman's body more than pregnancy. It’s interesting to consider what Simone de Beauvoir, dubbed the "mother" of...

Ian rated it ★★★★★

September 03, 2016

No Wonder Intrigue and Strife Abound "A Man never begins by representing himself as an individual of a certain sex; it goes without saying that he is a Man." Man represents himself as both the positive and the neutral. He represents Woman as the negative. Man represents himself as objective. He re...

Giss Golabetoon rated it ★★★★★

April 30, 2017

it seems it has taken me almost a year to finish this book. in my defense it's 701 pages. for as long as i can remember, since first i heard her name and after when i knew that there is a book called the second sex written by a French woman (and i admire the french), i have wanted to read it. the y...

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