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Simone De Beauvoir / Women's Rights

Simone De Beauvoir

Simone De Beauvoir

Women's Rights

# Women's Rights Activist
15 Jun 1949

In the book "The Second Sex", Simone De Beauvoir said

To emancipate woman is to refuse to confine her to the relations she bears to man, not to deny them to her; let her have her independent existence and she will continue nonetheless to exist for him also: mutually recognizing each other as subject, each will yet remain for the other an other.

The reciprocity of their relations will not do away with the miracles – desire, possession, love, dream, adventure – worked by the division of human beings into two separate categories; and the words that move us – giving, conquering, uniting – will not lose their meaning.

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This user contribution was reformatted and added to the record of Simone De Beauvoir’s views on 12 Jul 2022.