Bouviour Reading. (Summary + Key notes)

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Women's and Gender Studies
Anissa Talahite- Moodley

Women as other Simon Beauvoir Le Deuxieme Sexe was a book that wasa work of great creativitycourage The social failure of women has limited their achievement in many fieldsgiven rise to pervasive social evils that have imperative effect on the sexual relations between menwomenExistentialism emphasizes direct experiencefeeling awareness choice commitmenthonesty It authentically becomes true to ones owns valuesinsights nd The 2 sex theme is womens peripheral existence denies them the chance of transcendence Beauvoir analyzes the female condition of otherness AlterityBeauvoirs equality has different perspectives reciprocityMen perceive themselves as selfwomen as other woman do the same which is the problemThe terms masculinefeminine are used symmetrically only as a matter of formThe man represents both the positivethe neutral this is seen a man is used to represents human beings in generalThe fact of being a man is no peculiarity Since women have ovariesa uterus these peculiarities misprision her in her subjectivity Michele writes in his report dUrielA female to a ma
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