Posted: December 30th, 2021
The Second Sex
Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex remains a foundational piece of feminist theory. It reads as more philosophical than many of the other classic works of social theory, but, like Du Bois’s Souls of Black Folk, the power of the reading comes through in de Beauvoir’s reflexive writing about her own experiences. In the introduction to her book, de Beauvoir describes how being a female and being a woman is not necessarily the same thing. Answer the following questions after completing the reading.
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