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The Second Sex

by Simone de Beauvoir Author

In this classic and groundbreaking work of philosophy, Simone de Beauvoir outlines the historical and philosophical reasons why women have been excluded from and considered secondary to the world of men. Deploying a variety of analyses, from the political, to the philosophical, to the sociological, she argues that woman is reified as the 'second sex' because she is consistently othered in discursive ways as well as in ways that have a more direct material impact upon her life. A must read for any feminist, and frankly, a must read for everyone.