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Freud's Theory of Femininity

Freud was one of the great modernist theorists of his time. He broke through conventional ideas that seemed concrete at the time. He brought ideas about the human subconscious to the forefront. 2,203 more words

'In De Beauvoir & Hoxton' by Ben Davis

De Beauvoir sits North of Regents Canal and West of Kingsland Road. It was built in the early 1820s after the canal had opened. It feels more exclusive than Angel and oblivious to Dalston.Upper classes may have moved in, but for the simultaneous development of the West End leaving De Beauvoir Square to the middling. 2,488 more words

Not Born, but Rather Became

“One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman.”
Simone de Beauvoir
The Second Sex

Simone de Beauvoir as a little child

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Raised Above the Animal

“It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills” 46 more words


The Authentic Closet

Past Imperfect: French Intellectuals, 1944-1956
by Tony Judt

“Sartre’s maxim, ‘Man is responsible for the whole of humanity’ strikes me as being the formula par excellence of modern sophistry and false morality.”

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