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Simone de Beauvoir

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The point is not for women simply to take power out of men’s hands, since that wouldn’t change anything about the world. It’s a question precisely of destroying that notion of power.

— Simone de Beauvoir


Weakness' is weakness only in light of the aims man sets for himself, the instruments at his disposal and the laws he imposes.

— Simone de Beauvoir

#men #weakness #men

It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity no to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills.

— Simone de Beauvoir

#feminism #life

Be loved, be admired, be necessary; be somebody.

— Simone de Beauvoir


The misfortune is that although everyone must come to [death], each experiences the adventure in solitude. We never left Maman during those last days... and yet we were profoundly separated from her.

— Simone de Beauvoir

#death #existentialism #death

Legislators, priests, philosophers, writers, ans scientists have striven to show that the subordinate position of woman is willed in heaven and advantageous on earth.

— Simone de Beauvoir

#inspirational #women-s-rights #equality

[...]maintenant je n'ai plus de regrets,parce que les choses qui n'existent pas pour moi,il me semble qu'elles n'existent absolument pas.

— Simone de Beauvoir


Dans la femme parée, la Nature est présente, mais captive, modelée par une volonté humaine selon le désir de l'homme.

— Simone de Beauvoir

#female-beauty #objectification-of-women #patriarchy #women #beauty

L'ideologie chrétienne n'a pas peu contribué à l'oppression de la femme.

— Simone de Beauvoir

#female-oppression #gender-inequality #religion #religion

Un des problèmes essentiels qui se posent à propos de la femme, c'est la conciliation de son rôle reproducteur et de son travail producteur.

— Simone de Beauvoir

#gender-roles #labour #family

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Beauvoir herself was deeply religious as a child —- at one point intending to become a nun -— until Simone de Beauvoir experienced a crisis of faith at age 14 after which Simone de Beauvoir remained an atheist for the rest of her life. Debates rage on about the extent to which they influenced each other in their existentialist works such as Sartre's Being and Nothingness and Beauvoir's She Came to Stay. Beauvoir used Les Temps Modernes to promote her own work and explore her ideas on a small scale before fashioning essays and books.

"La Beauvoir" redirects here; also see: Beauvoir (disambiguation). She is best known for her novels including She Came to Stay and The Mandarins as well as her 1949 treatise The Second Sex a detailed analysis of women's oppression and a foundational tract of contemporary feminism. Beauvoir wrote novels essays biographies an autobiography monographs on philosophy politics and social issues.

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