This has always been a man’s world, and none of the reasons that have been offered in explanation have seemed adequate.
Simone de Beauvoir’s works have fascinated me for years. Although I’m not a philosopher, I am interested in sociology and the way certain people have stood out during their time in history – and Beauvoir certainly did that. Beauvoir was an existentialist in the 1900s and wrote prolifically on philosophy, politics, and social issues. One of her most well-known works, The Second Sex, published in 1949, detailed women’s oppression and remains a foundational work of contemporary feminism. According to Trinity College, the treatise was “the definitive declaration of women’s independence.” She is certainly a woman to celebrate.
Read more about Simone de Beauvoir: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/beauvoir/
One is not born a woman, one becomes one.