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Simone de Beauvoir

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Ethics is the triumph of freedom over facticity.

— Simone de Beauvoir

#existentialism #feminism #philosophy #freedom

L'action des femmes n'a jamais été qu'une agitation symbolique; elles n'ont gagné que ce que les hommes ont bien voulu leur concéder; elles n'ont rien pris: elles ont reçu.

— Simone de Beauvoir

#gender-equality #equality

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

C'est par le travail que la femme a conquis sa dignité d'être humain; mais ce fut une conquête singulièrement dure et lente.

— Simone de Beauvoir

#gender-equality #labour #equality

When an individual is kept in a situation of inferiority, the fact is that he does become inferior.

— Simone de Beauvoir

#does #fact #individual #inferior #inferiority

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.

— Simone de Beauvoir

#compassion #friendship #indignation #life #long

I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.

— Simone de Beauvoir

#freedom #human #human life #i #i wish

All the idols made by man, however terrifying they may be, are in point of fact subordinate to him, and that is why he will always have it in his power to destroy them.

— Simone de Beauvoir

#destroy #fact #him #his #however

Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female - whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male.

— Simone de Beauvoir

#being #defined #female #human #human being

What is an adult? A child blown up by age.

— Simone de Beauvoir

#age #blown #child #up

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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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