Essay Questions Discuss the relevance of Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex

Essay Questions

Discuss the relevance of Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex for understanding gender power relations today.

Required Reading

de Beauvoir, S. (1949) The Second Sex, Chapter 10, ‘Woman’s Situation and Character’, London: Vintage Books. Access to the complete text is available here.

Additional Reading

Moi, T. (2009) Simone de Beauvoir The Making of an Intellectual Woman, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Moi, T. (2005) Sex, Gender and the Body: The Student Edition of “What Is a Woman”?, Oxford: Oxford University Press.