Simone de Beauvoir and gender inequality

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Simone De Beauvoir; born on January 9th, 1908 in Paris. Daughter of Georges Bertrand de Beauvoir and Françoise Brasseur, George being from a family of aristocratic pretensions turned out to be a staunchly conservative man. While Francoise Brasseur belonging to a wealthy bourgeoisies family turned into a deeply religious woman devoted in raising her children on the Catholic faith. Simone de Beauvoir was such a curious child from the beginning, she was well nourished by her father who provided her with books from creative others who encouraged her to read and write from an early age. His interested for her education carried on until her adolescence and her change of profession. George’s relationship with his eldest child became conflicted by both pride and disappointment at her prospect. For Beauvoir she on the contrary, always wanted to be a writer and a teacher, rather then a mother and wife. Simone de Beauvoir had many influences; the one that stood out the most was her relationship with Jean-Paul Sartre, a famous French existentialist. In that relationship they had an existential role in each others life; they each owned their own things like property and domestic space, she was not only intimate with Jean-Paul Sartre, but also with both women and men. Some of her lovers where: Journalist Jacques Bost, American author Nelson Algren, and Claude Lanzmann maker of Holocaust documentary. For Simone, love and sex should be possessed within free relationships built on desire and equality. It influenced many women to take control of their environment, their choices and their existence. In the world women have played a submissive role to men. Men and Women are different, and that undeniable fact is precisely the debate over constitutes feminity in society’s definitions. Beauvoir tells us how women has two system they can chose from, one is the perpetuated juvenile

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