Essay about The Second Sex By Simone De Beauvoir

773 Words Jun 29th, 2015 4 Pages
As human beings, we are social by nature. Societies throughout time, and geographic location, religious beliefs and other variables differed from one another. In most of our current society there is a fixed image and role for men and women, and having characteristics that do not fit in one’s fixed sexuality makes that person feel abnormal and sometimes these people are treated less than humans. Simone de Beauvoir a very remarkable feminist talk about her point of view about women’s life throughout history and in the modern society. She blames men and women for the current treatment of women. She says that men have oppressed and abused women for many centuries, but all this happens because women allowed all this to happen. In her book The Second Sex, she explained all that creates men and a women, biological differences, that are not the ones to blame for the social place for women in society; at the same time she explains how women were oppressed, but instead of doing something about it, most of the time they surrender to their role in society. This is why the blame of the oppression in not just from one gender or the other, but from both one for allowing it and the other for perpetrating it. Women are not the only gender oppressed. Our current society stigmatized anyone who does not fulfill His or Her gender role in society. Jan Morris, a very renowned writer was first known as James Morris his name before his sex reassignment. He wrote a book in which she explains her…

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