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Not a phantasm thank you

The F Word, Dear Germaine Greer:

The Second Sex:

there have always been women. They are women in virtue of their anatomy and physiology. Throughout history they have always been subordinated to men…

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De Beauvoir

Life Has Value

“One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others.”

~ Simone de Beauvoir

Monthly Post 2016

Freedom and Responsibility: De Beauvoir and Sartre

While many people may still be figuring out what choices they want to make in their lives, one of the more important considerations that should be contemplated is that of responsibility each of us are tasked with. 1,564 more words


Christmas Fayre and December’s party

For those of you who couldn’t get to the fair on Saturday here are a few pics of the lovely crafts and items made and donated by our members. 156 more words

Womens Institute

An Existential Pilgrimage

The lives of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir have been romanticised for years. I’m guilty of an obsession in a couple that challenged conventions to the point of polygamy governed by a contentious moral philosophy that denied actual right and wrong. 883 more words


Vault no. 4

The combination of heavy rain and oblique light makes most of this lid relatively easy to read. A few of the dates are a bit more difficult, however, and the fact that it commemorates three William Bells also complicates matters. 350 more words

Family History

De Beauvoir Improvements: A great opportunity - missed?

De Beauvoir Town has some of the loveliest streets in London.  Since the 1970s, half a dozen roads have been accessible to pedestrians and people on bikes – and blocked to rat-running drivers.   653 more words