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Simone de Beauvoir

Women’s history has been basically excluded from the classroom text books in public schools. This is why I chose to speak about this woman who influence the course of history. Simone de Beauvoir was a French philosopher and writer that played a major role in modern feminism. She wrote on existential ethics, oppression of women, sexuality. She passed her entire life fighting patriarchy. She faced the challenges ahead of her even when they seemed to numerous and too great. I am simply in awe of this strong woman.

Books to read:

  • Les Temps Modernes
  • Le deuxième sexe (translated as The Second Sex)
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