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The Second Sex

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Unabridged and available on audio for the first time

Simone de Beauvoir’s essential masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of "woman", and a revolutionary exploration of inequality and otherness. This unabridged edition of the text reinstates significant portions of the original French text that were cut in the first English translation, and is now available on audio for the very first time. Vital and groundbreaking, Beauvoir’s pioneering and impressive text remains as pertinent today as when it was first published, and will continue to provoke and inspire generations of men and women to come.

©2014 Simone De Beauvoir, Constance Borde, Sheila Malovany-Chevallier (P)2019 Random House Audio

What the critics say

"[A] masterpiece.... Restores essential passages that have been missing for 60 years." (The Times)

"Groundbreaking.... A fresh, much expanded, more intelligible book which repays re-reading by adherents of the old version, and cries out for attention from young women who have not been exposed to this most powerful of feminist thinkers. The Second Sex [is] the foundation text of second-wave feminism. It is probably the most important and influential philosophical treatise of the 20th century." (The Irish Times)

"The Second Sex is an inquiry into a subject with profound implications for the entire human race, and its ideas are as fresh and inspiring as they were when [Beauvoir] began work.... Now Beauvoir’s great work is available in a full English translation for the first time.... It is a fine piece of work, a lucid translation." (The Independent)

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  • Dean C.
  • 2020-07-26

SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR WAS A PEDOPHILE.

SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR, WAS A LIFELONG ADVOCATE OF PEDOPHELIA . IN 1971, SHE TRIED TO GET THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT, TO PASS LAWS, DESTROYING ALL OF THE CHILD AGE LIMITATIONS AND SEX. HER COMMENTS, ARE NOT SCIENCE, BUT SUBJECTIVE FANTASIES. SHE SAID THE FIRST THING,A MAN THINKS ABOUT, WHEN HE SEES A WOMAN, IS OF A MONSTEROUS FEMALE TERMITE, AND HER SLAVES. AND THEN, THE HEAD OF A MALE PRAYING MANTIS, BEING CUT OFF AND DEVOURED BY THE FEMALE. HER ARGUMENTS, ARENT BASED ON SCIENCE, BUT ONLY ON SUBJECTIVE FANTASIES, A TYPICAL COMMENT, IS, A CHILDS GENDER IS BASED UPON ITS PLACEMENT OF THE PHILLOPIAN TUBE. She was a SEX CRIMINAL, and should be held in CONTEMPT BY ALL FEMINISTS, BECAUSE OF HER ADVOCACY OF PEDOPHALIAN.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-07-21

a must read for everyone

I truly loved this book! I truly shook me to my core. there were a lot of points in t his book that I will never forget!

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  • Emily Meyers
  • 2020-06-12

Work of Art

Absolutely incredible book. Worthwhile investment of time. Brilliant, nuanced, deep. Truly work of art. Bravo!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-05-13

Amazing

Enlightening experience, a must listen for both sexes. Great to question our own standing in the world.