The Second Sex

By Simone de Beauvoir

Le deuxième sexe


The Second Sex is a hymn to human freedom and a classic of the existentialist movement.

It also has claims to be the most important single book in the history of feminism. In the forty years since its publication De Beauvoir’s then revolutionary thesis – that the subordination of women is not a fact of nature but the product of social conditioning has become part of our everyday thinking.

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