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Lecture 16

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHL 606
Professor
Kym Mac Laren
Semester
Winter

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Simone de Beauvoir - Context: her feminist project SECOND SEX (1949) o Her book premise is basically that one is not born a woman, but BECOMES a woman o Sex does not necessarily lead/dictate to you being man or womanly o She says you become a woman through gender pressure, through what the very notion of being a woman is o Your sexual anatomy doesn’t force u to be a woman o Nor does your social situation cause you to be a woman  it will make it likely but not certain o Gender role of man & woman are INTIMATELY RELATED o To be human is to be both a body (object) + consciousness o Facticity – unchanged facts about your body (ey
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