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    Simone de Beauvoir

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    A lot of things happened in Simone de Beauvoir’s life, most having to do with women and the way they were treated. She was a very observant person, and her writing reflects that. Simone de Beauvoir’s writings attempted to deal on paper with the vast emotions conjured by her life experiences, particularly women she knew who were “assassinated by bourgeois morality.” (“Simone”) Simone de Beauvoir was born in Paris, France on January 9, 1908. She was raised by a Catholic mother from Verdun, and a father

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    Simone De Beauvoir - Essay Pd. 6/7 Throughout history, women have been portrayed as the passive, subdued creatures whose opinions, thoughts, and goals were never as equal as those of her male counterparts. Although women have ascended the ladder of equality to some degree, today it is evident that total equalization has not been achieved. Simone De Beauvoir, feminist and existential theorist, recognized and discussed the role of women in society today. To Beauvoir, women react and behave through

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    Fanon and de Beauvoir: Opposing Discrimination All modern (i.e. post-paleolithic) religions contain the "Gnostic trace" of distrust or even outright hostility to the body and the "created" world. Contemporary "primitive" tribes and even peasant-pagans have a concept of immortality and of going-outside-the-body (ec-stasy) without necessarily exhibiting any excessive body-hatred. The Gnostic Trace accumulates very gradually (like mercury poisoning) till eventually it turns pathological. Gnostic

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    As society has progressed from primitive customs to modern traditions, there have always been “truths” surrounding women. Simone de Beauvoir points out how the female is regarded as mysterious and is often associated with “truths” but in this case are really myths. The problem with the “truths” that society places on women is that somehow they contradict each other or are viewed as the absolute truth with no exceptions. In other words, if a woman does not act a certain way then she is no longer a

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    Simone Lucie Ernestine Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir, known today as Simone de Beauvoir, was born on January 9, 1908, in Paris, France. She was raised in a Roman Catholic middle-class family who was a precocious and intellectually curious person. She was an outstanding French philosopher and writer. She worked with other great writers which helped her create amusing writings on ethics, fiction, politics’, and feminism. Jean- Paul Sartre was the man she fell in love with while in Sorbonne, they were

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    In her introductory lines of The Second Sex, De Beauvoir says: “One wonders if women still exist, if they will always exist, whether or not it is desirable that they should, what place they occupy in this world, what their place should be.” (Solomon, page 296) De Beauvoir claims that woman should not be a biological category, but rather an existential category, with which I agree. De Beauvoir’s primary thesis is that men oppress women by characterizing them as the Other, defined in opposition to

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    Sex by Simone de Beauvoir In the chapter of her book The Second Sex entitled “the Woman in Love,” Simone de Beauvoir characterizes the romantic ideal of the relationship with a man as a woman’s purpose as a form of self-deception (translated here as “bad faith”). The self-deception de Beauvoir describes is based in the thesis of The Second Sex. This is the idea that women have been deceived into believing that they are second-class humans. Western culture, according to de Beauvoir, teaches us

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    the story of Cinderella is a more contorted version of the classic tale. She focuses on the dark and graphic descriptions of how Cinderella was lead to her happy ever after. Alongside this fairytale, there is a theory of “the Other” that Simone de Beauvoir develops throughout her story of The Second Sex. The theory of “the Other” is a degrading way of describing women, as objects. It is seen that once upon a time, decades ago, woman had accepted the role as the object. Men are known as the subject

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    The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir

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    Simone de Beauvoir, in her 1949 text The Second Sex, examines the problems faced by women in Western society. She argues that women are subjugated, oppressed, and made to be inferior to males – simply by virtue of the fact that they are women. She notes that men define their own world, and women are merely meant to live in it. She sees women as unable to change the world like men can, unable to live their lives freely as men can, and, tragically, mostly unaware of their own oppression. In The

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    The Second Sex by Simone De Beauvoir

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    equality, full educational and commercial opportunity, equal compensation, the right to get paid and the right to vote. In this essay I will discuss The Second Sex by Simone De Beauvoir and her feminist views. I will discuss the gender differences between males and females today as well as in the past. Simone De Beauvoir was born in Paris. She had a younger sister and they lived in middle-class family. She went to a conservative Catholic prep school for girls. She had several licenses, which

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