By Taylor Jasmine | On March 23, 2018 | Updated December 3, 2020 | Comments (5)
Simone de Beauvoir (1908 – 1986) was a French author, existential philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist. Her most enduring work, The Second Sex (1949), is still read and studied as an essential manifesto on women’s oppression and liberation. The sampling of quotes from The Second Sex that follow will make you question how far we’ve come, and how far we still have to go.
In addition to this nonfiction masterwork, she was also the author of memoirs, essay collections, and novels, all drawing on her sharp observations of human nature and reflecting her particular philosophical views. Read More→